Becoming a Paramedic changed my life

Becoming a Paramedic changed my life
We make decisions every day that have the potential to weigh heavily on the course of our lives. Most of the time these decisions are made without much debate. Sometimes, they gives us that knot in our gut that no amount of antacid will solve. There are those few choices we make that are not... Read more »

Retreating to nature for my mental and physical health

When was the last time you took a break for just yourself? When did you slip away to your favorite spot and just rest? Do you even have a place where you can retreat to when life just gets too much for your brain to handle? Do you escape into the adventures of a book?... Read more »

The reality of Church PTSD

The reality of Church PTSD
Church PTSD? Are you kidding me. There is no such thing. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something you have after being in combat or a victim of sexual assault, surviving a plane crash or maybe a tornado. How the heck can church, of all things, cause PTSD? Okay, let’s all take a breath. What’s going... Read more »
Advertisement:

Fibromyalgia has robbed me of something I love

I sit here waiting for the train to pull out of the Aurora transportation center looking at a partially blank screen. I look at the keys and pine for the past when typing out my feelings, thoughts and ideas was so much easier. I miss the days when writing was a breeze and the thoughts... Read more »

What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community

What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community
The last few days have been probably the most terrifying hours the transgender community has experienced. It would rank right up there with coming out to family and friends, or it could be the most terrifying thing many of us have ever had to face. The idea of a Trump White House scares me beyond... Read more »

Using Donald Trump as an example of how not to raise our kids as racists

Before I was even two years old I found myself in a crib in the nursery ward of a hospital in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The memories of that visit are only flashes but they are as clear and concrete as though they were just yesterday. I remember the smell. I remember the... Read more »
Advertisement:

My way back to God

We all have a story. These stories are as unique as the person who has lived it. For those who are Christ Followers, the story of our lives can take on a whole new and sometimes rocky depth finding our way back to God. Over the past couple weeks, Community Christian Church, the church I... Read more »

I'm celebrating two milestones that changed my life

Milestones. We all experience them. Some are small reminders of an event and some are huge monuments to changes in our lives. In the more positive moments of my life, I have learned to look for those milestones to ward off the negative issues that can envelope me. When it comes to milestones, this week... Read more »

Shane Johnson to Lora Johnson: SciFi and Christian author comes out as transgender

Shane Johnson to Lora Johnson: SciFi and Christian author comes out as transgender
By all outward appearances, Shane Johnson had found a life of which many would be jealous. On top of being a husband and father, Johnson was an author in both the SciFi and Christian genres, appeared at SciFi conventions and had been nominated and won awards in the literary world. Johnson had become a recognized... Read more »
Advertisement:

Thank you, Muhammad Ali, for inspiring us to fight no matter the battle

Thank you, Muhammad Ali, for inspiring us to fight no matter the battle
It is in the wee hours of the morning and I sit here on the edge of my bed pondering the life of a man who was a beacon of hope and strength for men and women around the world. With tears filling my eyes and a sadness on my heart that I take in... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Meggan Sommerville

    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Meg.Sommerville@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: