Archive for May 2014

Remembering the forgotten on Memorial Day

In our nation’s history, we have lost over 1.3 million lives in our armed forces. On this Memorial Day, we remember all those men and women who served this country with distinction and gave above and beyond what any man or woman should ever have to give. We remember those lives given so others on... Read more »

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter
It’s been over a week since I and 14 other women commanded the microphone, bringing to the stage our intensely personal and emotional stories of motherhood.  For days after the Listen To Your Mother show, my emotions were nothing but raw.  Tears would form at the slightest mention or thought of the experiences of that... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: Losing the labels

This week, many of us here at ChicagoNow have been writing letters and sharing our thoughts to all the new mothers out there.  I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without inviting a friend to join me in this venture.  I have had the pleasure and honor of getting to know her over the last... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: Letting your child's light shine

Dear New Mom, Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy!  Being a new mom is one of the most wonderful, yet terrifying, things we can ever be blessed with.  I know as a new mom you are being bombarded with advice from all angles but bare with me. When I was a new parent,... Read more »

Road to Listen To Your Mother - the clock ticks down

Road to Listen To Your Mother - the clock ticks down
In just over 36 hours, the Chicago cast will take the stage in the third annual Listen To Your Mother presentation.  As the clock ticks down, I am flooded with all sorts of emotions. As I lay my head down on my pillow tonight, I know that Saturday night will be filled with sleepless hours.... 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 or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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