So Who Am I?
I am a retired four-decade high school English and drama teacher, born in 1957. I have known I was transgender since about 1959. Maybe 1960. It took me until 1998, though, to transition, and in doing so I became the first teacher in America ever to do that on the job, which apparently (if you judge from the news vans outside of the school) was a Big Deal.
I am also the parent of a trans man; my son realized he was trans at age 17 after a lifelong struggle with identity and, in doing so, became the first student at his high school to transition. Runs in the family, I guess.
Aside from this, I am a human being with two daughters, a husband, three cats, and a pretty rich life. Yet I'm opening up this door and inviting you in, and it's fair to ask why: because I suffered in silence for forty years and that is plenty long enough. Because I am a teacher and teaching is in my blood. Because those young people still struggling today despite today's more accepting world need to hear voices of success. Because I can...and so many others can't.
If interested, please contact me for further information regarding rates, etc.