Tag: woman

Escaping from my own Reflection

We live in a culture where, for many, our image, what we see in the mirror each morning, is an important component of our lives.  That reflection can carry tremendous weight on how we feel that day. We think that that reflection tells the people around us who we are.  Escaping that image, that reflection... Read more »

The personal high cost of Transgender transiton

On top of the emotional toll of unsupportive family members and friends, the financial cost for transgender individuals to transition can be extremely high. Only recently have companies and governmental agencies started to see the need to include transition related medical expenses in their insurance coverage. Currently there is no explicit federal legal requirement for... Read more »

Today's Obituary - Chivalry is Dead

Today's Obituary -  Chivalry is Dead
Late Friday night in downtown Aurora, just a block away from the casino. Single woman alone with a broken down car in a dark parking lot. It all sounds like the beginning of a CSI plot.   Well it happened to me this week.  This was the first really time as a woman, I had... 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 »

A Personal View on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Marriage Rights

A while back I ask my fellow bloggers here at ChicagoNow to ask me anything they wanted about being transgender.  I was overwhelmed with the response.  As time goes on, I will do my best to answer many of these questions. Jenna Myers Karvunidis, author of High Gloss and Sauce, asked me “What are your... Read more »

My Top Ten Experiences; Playing for the other team can have some weird and funny moments.

I was recently having a conversation with a good female friend and we got to talking and laughing about some of my experiences I have had since I transitioned from a very sheltered guy to living full time as a woman who enjoys life.  I got to thinking; why not share some of those experiences... 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 Meg.Sommerville@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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