Posts in category "Transgender"

International Women's Day - Celebrating the women in my life

Christine Jorgensen has always held a special place in my heart.  Without her bravery, I'm not sure where the trans community would be today. Her story is one of inspiration and the will to conquer the world's misconceptions about what it means to be transgender.  I only wish that our paths could have crossed even for a moment.
If you didn’t already know it, today is International Women’s Day.  Since 1911, women from all over the world have used this day to push for better working conditions and fair treatment.  We look at the achievements and strides that women have taken so that we all are better today. We also look back at... Read more »

Reflections on the past - a path of healing

Today I find myself in a very reflective mood.  Looking back usually isn’t the wisest activity for me – it usually leads to a bout of depression. But this time I was able to see the healing that has occurred in the years that have past. I went to bed last night after reading through... Read more »

The dream meeting that may be more pipe smoke than reality

Did you know that since the beginning of time, there have been over 106 billion people that have lived on this planet?  Over 106 BILLION!  I was recently asked to write about the one person or list of people – out of those 106 billion people – that I would want to meet.  Seriously? The... Read more »

Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.

In 2010, shortly after I officially transitioned, I heard a very distinctive call in my life.  The call came as a subtle rumble through much of what I did.  I had to make a very public transition at work, but since being separated at the time, I was able to lead a fairly quiet, private... Read more »

Dignity after Death; A legal lesson we can learn from the passing of Jennifer Gable

There are times that come along that we are forced to face issues of our own mortality and consider what might or should happen after we pass. Will we be respected?  Will we be treated with dignity? When the news came through social media that Jennifer Gable, age 32, had passed away, it left many... Read more »

A Blogger's Life: Believing

I believe in a lot of things. I believe in warm hugs – yes Olaf and I would get along just fine. I believe a child’s laugh can chase away the clouds on the gloomiest days. I believe the right bar of music can be so in tune with your innermost being that your body can’t... Read more »

Blog Action Day; Inequality and speaking up for LGBT youth

Blog Action Day; Inequality and speaking up for LGBT youth
Can you name one of the most destructive attitudes that is pervasive throughout our culture? It works to unravel the very fabric that unites each and every one of us.  How much of an ego must you have to believe that the rights of one person outweigh those of another?  Inequality is a cancer that... Read more »

Seasons of Life and Trusting God

Seasons of Life and Trusting God
Just as the warm breezes of summer give way to the brisk winds of winter or the layers of snow eventually make way for spring flowers, our lives have seasons.  Sometimes these seasons of life sneak up on us slowly.  But there are times when the changes hit us with a sudden jolt. We often... Read more »

Meggan Renee; Origins of a name

What is a name? Ever thought about your name? Ever want to change your name? If you are like most of the world, you didn’t have a choice of what your name would be. It was something you were tagged with at or around your birth and have lived with, for better or worse, your... Read more »

Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me

Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me
History never really meant all that much to me when I was a kid and even on into my youth.  I sat in class after class, from junior high all the way through high school, and the lessons went in one ear and out the other.  That would probably explain the mediocre grades on all... 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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