Archive for September 2012

Transgender Children; The Education of the Educators

A childhood friend past on to me a blog about a young child out in Nashua, New Hampshire and the efforts being taken to make that child feel accepted in the classroom.  You would think that every school and sensible caring adults in America would want every single child to feel welcome, to be able... Read more »

Same Sex Marriage, Equal Employment Rights - My Part in the Next Step in this Country's History in the Fight for Equal Rights

This country has had a long history of fighting for freedom and liberty, the rights of the individual to be treaty equally.  If you had asked me 25 or 30 years ago about equal rights, I would have been able to skim over a few details about suffrage at the turn of the 20th century. ... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Wheaton Central High School

Saying Goodbye to Wheaton Central High School
I recently made a pilgrimage that many have made in the last few months back to our old neighborhood to visit a long time acquaintance.  Now this isn’t a person we have known for years, but a building, a building that has stood since 1925.  It is an icon and landmark  for anyone who grew... Read more »
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Glad I live in Illinois and Not Oklahoma

I have lived in Illinois for nearly my entire life, since I was five, and there are a lot of things about living here that I’m not really keen with; the unbearable winters, insane traffic, the highest gas prices in the nation, government corruption, just to name a very few.  But if I am to... Read more »

Being Transgender; A Family Transition

To transition or not?  This was the most difficult decision I have ever had to make.  This decision, no matter the answer, was going to not only affect me, but my entire family and everyone in my life. One of the many things I never really sat down and put much thought into was how... Read more »

A Personal View on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Marriage Rights

A while back I ask my fellow bloggers here at ChicagoNow to ask me anything they wanted about being transgender.  I was overwhelmed with the response.  As time goes on, I will do my best to answer many of these questions. Jenna Myers Karvunidis, author of High Gloss and Sauce, asked me “What are your... Read more »
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Questions About My Legacy

On Friday, I joined my dad at a memorial service for family friends.  The service was attended by over 700 people.  Family, friends and even those who only knew these folks as voices on the radio came to pay their last respects to a husband and wife that had dedicated their lives to whatever God... Read more »
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    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 Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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