Posts tagged "growing up"

A Boy's First Cubs Game

A Boy's First Cubs Game
A child’s first Major League baseball game is always something to treasure. A child has many firsts in their life. And for a parent, it is extra special to be there to witness those events.  Your child’s first steps, their first words, the first time they ride a bike on two wheels – all fantastic... 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 »

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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Friendship at the Pharmacy

When I was a kid, I thought it a bit strange that my mom was on a first name basis with the lady at the Jewel food store that worked at the check out.  Every Saturday my mom went shopping for everything that we would need for the next week. Every Saturday she would get... Read more »

Building on the past, Building for the Future

For a long time leading up to and after my transition, I wanted nothing more than to forget my past.  I wanted nothing more than to go stealth, to forget my previous  life pretending to be something I wasn’t. But, as usual, God had other plans for me. He wasn’t going to let me hide. ... Read more »

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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