Posts tagged "Transgender"

I am Cait is a reality show I can relate to

I will be honest right up front. As a voice, albeit an extremely small voice, I find myself needing to be painfully honest on this. Over the past month I have grown a bit dubious and personally divided over the huge hoopla over Caitlyn Jenner. I will applaud until the day I die the courage... Read more »

The Chicago Tribune owes the transgender community an apology

The Chicago Tribune owes the transgender community an apology
It has been nearly a week since we all saw the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair. In the time that has past, there have been countless articles, blog posts, radio and television shows that have taken on the topic Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender. I am used to negative, ignorant... 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Listen to Your Mother - The rest of my story

Earlier this month, the videos from all of the Listen To Your Mother shows were released and are up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.  I encourage you to take some time and check them out.  For us, the excitement and emotions of that day came flooding back as we all watched each other again... Read more »
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Christianity and being Transgender - Why I won't justify my transition

The position any Christian transgender person is in when it comes to finding a loving and healthy place to worship is a challenging task. All too often we are challenged to justify ourselves to the church. I once again experienced the pain of rejection this weekend and had the stark reality be ever so glaring... 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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