Posts tagged "bullied"

Coming to terms with being a forty-something wallflower

I have a confession to make.  I am a forty-something year old wallflower.  There I admit it. Dictionary.com defines a wallflower as “a person who, because of shyness, unpopularity, or lack of a partner, remains at the side at a party or dance.”  That describes me to a tee. By nature, I am shy and... Read more »

Spirit Day - A Sober Reminder Why We Need to Support LGBT Youth

Spirit Day - A Sober Reminder Why We Need to Support LGBT Youth
Spirit Day is an annual day in October when millions of Americans stand up and speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.  If you see someone wearing purple today – go ahead and ask them if they are doing it for Spirit Day and if... Read more »

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 »
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My tale of Surviving Bullying

My tale of Surviving Bullying
Back in June, before I came to ChicagoNow, I wrote a blog called “Living in Fear” for my local  suburban news website.  As I wrote it, I struggled with some of the harsh memories I have of growing up feeling different than everyone around me.  If you talk with nearly every person who is part... 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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