Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
It has been an up and down year for me in that department. While I've been blessed to finally restart my HRT, it also came with finding out that I'd blown up to 275 pounds, my blood pressure was elevated and I was too close to crossing over into diabetic territory. But it led to me dropping 35 pounds and changing my diet to make that happen. I'm getting closer to my goal of being down to 210 pounds, and I'm much happier these days now that I'm back to consistently being on my hormones.
Now if only that positivity would cross over into my dating life.
It also continues to get attention as an informative go to blog, and I thank you TransGriot readers for that. Megathanks also to those of you who drop some change from time to time in the TransGriot Tip Jar.
I was also blessed to get to attend and participate in a few major conferences this year. I got to attend Creating Change for the second straight year in Denver, another LGBT Media Journalists Convening that happened in Philly, an anti violence conference in Chicago that coincided with the reveal of this year's Trans 100, the Black Trans Advocacy Conference in Dallas, and OUT on the Hill in DC for the first time since 2012 along with invitations to speak or participate in panels here and elsewhere around the country.
It was an honor, pleasure and a blessing to go to Fantasia Fair for the first time ever and make a little history as the first African-American transperson to be given the Virginia Prince Transgender Pioneer Award.
I also got to head to the White House again and see some of my trans family at different events and conferences. I look forward to the next time I get to spend some quality time with y'all at another event inside or outside the Houston area in 2016.
Speaking of family, I realize the holiday season can be a serious downer for many members of the trans family who have been rejected by their blood family. Their loss. Do yourselves a favor and hang out today and during this 2015 holiday season with your chosen family and people who unconditionally love you.
And trans fam, be looking out for our trans peeps that may be feeling depressed. If you can, spend some quality time with them. You may be preventing a suicide by doing so.
Well, need to figure out where I'm going to get my grub on later. Hope you TransGriot readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.