Category Archives: Published

Meet the Lady Who Aims to be the First Transgender Woman to Sail Around the World!

Meet Sabreena Lachlainn-Henderson. A transgender woman hailing from Detroit, MI who aims to sail around the world solo, non-stop, unaided and unassisted in 2017:

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To read the full article: Click here to be go to the Huffington Post Blog.

 – Charlize <3

Cover image credit: Charter World

Men vs Women – Hormones – a Transgender Perspective Huffington Post Blog

I wrote this article for hetero-normal couples in hopes that it would give them more insight into their partner’s perspective. Having been male and now transitioning to female, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing both view points and in this case, the affects of hormones on the body.

(Click here to be taken to the article on the Huffington Post Blog.)

Please do not view this as sexist. I am not saying that one sex is better than another. I also am not going into the other genders as this piece is meant for cis-gender people to have an idea of how the other sex lives.

I used scientific data to illustrate commonly known issues in a jovial manner. My assumptions are not scientific of course, but hopefully you can come away from this piece with a simple way of explaining how our hormones affect us differently and a little knowledge of what the other is going through in life. This piece is intended to bring people together.

 – Charlize <3

Cover image credit: Ned Frisk (Getty Images)

Video Games Allow Transpeople to Be Themselves – HuffBlog

Being Transgender, video games were more than just an escape from reality but an escape from my body itself. They allowed me to be female if only in pixel form and if only temporary.

(Click here to be taken directly to my post on the Huffington Post Blog site to read the full article.)

But there is value to this like a sort of therapy for us. It brings relief.

In my article, I asked a few friends to tell me about their experiences as well. I represent two individuals from the female camp and two from the male tribe.

It’s interesting to see how each had their own experience and to read about them. Please read the article on the Huffington Post Blog site and then feel free to come back here and comment if you like.

Due to Facebook’s policy of having to have your legal name displayed, transgender people are left with no choice but to go by a moniker that likely brings them pain each time they must use it.

Alas, using Facebook’s comments plugin is an easy way to add comments to your site and not have to moderate them too harshly. Please realize this and that the problem lies not with the site itself, but with Facebook. We have to take the fight directly to Facebook. The more people we can get to protest Facebook’s policies the better. It will be the only way for change. There is no reason they can’t have your legal name for the safety of others, while simultaneously allowing you to display your preferred name to the public. It is a simple database issue.

Until then, I have removed the Facebook comments from this post and once again allowed the normal comments section! This idea was formed by a suggestion that was made by Jack B on Twitter in relation to the article. You will have to sign up for the site by using this link and create an account, as I would still like to moderate the comments. The “Meta Links” section has everything you need to login and even create your own avatar because here,  you can use whatever name or profile pic you desire! (Provided it’s polite.)

Also, by signing up you’ll receive updates when a new post is live!

So, please tell me how video games have changed your life as a Transgender person. Feel free to speak your peace!

– Charlize <3

Cover image credit: Charlize Veritas