Posts tagged "Surviving"

Remembering to use the buddy system as adults

I’m not a mountain climber and my fear of heights will probably keep me off any steep cliffs for a long time.  But that’s not to say I haven’t done my share of strenuous hiking in my time and in relatively remote areas.   Those times out in the wild have taught me valuable lessons when... Read more »

Tough Love – a letter to my younger self

Dear Mark, Pardon me, but I think you need some tough love and I need to be blunt and extremely honest.  Life at 18 may seem tough, but you haven’t seen anything yet.  Your life is going to be a roller coaster of emotions and experiences.  Some good, some great and some are going to... Read more »

Divorce is Hell and Where is God?

Divorce!  Right now this is the ugliest word in the English language to me.  Every couple that goes through divorce has their own issues and obstacles to over come.  The problems seem to intensify when children are involved.  But to add another layer to the already complicate life event, try being transgender. The issues that... Read more »
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The Power of Prayer - A Survivor's Story

This Blog is rated PG: Descriptions of Medical and Surgical conditions and procedures may not be suitable for some audiences.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Back in January of 2004, I was preparing for inventory with the rest of my associates where I work.  I had had mild cold like symptoms that came and went for... Read more »

National Coming Out Day

In the last couple years as I have come to know some really wonderful people, both in and out of the LGBT community, that I may never had the opportunity to get to know if I had stayed hidden with who I was.   One of those people is Allison Sweeney, a wonderful Christian transgender woman... Read more »

Being Transgender; A Family Transition

To transition or not?  This was the most difficult decision I have ever had to make.  This decision, no matter the answer, was going to not only affect me, but my entire family and everyone in my life. One of the many things I never really sat down and put much thought into was how... Read more »
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Questions About My Legacy

On Friday, I joined my dad at a memorial service for family friends.  The service was attended by over 700 people.  Family, friends and even those who only knew these folks as voices on the radio came to pay their last respects to a husband and wife that had dedicated their lives to whatever God... 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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