Posts tagged "education"

Don't call me a 'he'; Educating the medical community

How often do you review your own medical records?  After working for over 12 years in various medical related fields, I’ve learned to pay careful attention to what is said in my records.  I look for inaccuracies in medications, symptoms and treatments.  I also find out more information that the doctors sometimes don’t offer.  I... Read more »

Help! There's a man in the ladies room!

Help! There's a man in the ladies room!
From a writer who shares her experiences in the work place who goes by The Working Poor and her blog  Grateful but Miserable at Work, found right here on ChicagoNow, is my second guest blogger for this month.  Her honesty is refreshing and I admire her willingness to come and ask some difficult questions she... 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 »
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The Presidential Race and Debate; A Disappointed, Undecided Point of View

I have talked about how it is our responsibility to vote, how one vote cast with many can change the flow of the river.  But to be painfully honest, at this stage of the game, I REALLY do not know which of the Presidential candidates I will be voting for. With that being said, I... 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 »

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 »
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Ignorance, Prejudice, Discrimination and Education, A Transgender view

Ignorance.  This word, by definition, seems harmless enough.  Webster’s dictionary defines it as “lack of knowledge or awareness”.  Okay, lack of knowledge is not such a bad thing.  I’m ignorant of quite a few things; Replacing the master cylinder on my car, brain surgery, how to fire a 9mm handgun, how to drive an 18-wheeler... 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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