“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis
“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.” ― Alaric Hutchinson
“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir
by Lucille Clifton
they ask me to remember
but they want me to remember
and i keep on remembering
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open – Muriel Rukeyser
“If you’re not trying to make something better
Then as far as I can tell
You are just in the way” – Ani Difranco
‘All cowardice comes from not truly loving, or at least, not loving well.’ – Ernest Hemingway
Any time you beg another man to set you free, you will never be free. Freedom is something that you have to do for yourself.
– Malcolm X
Transgenderism is often discussed in terms of personal identity — a person expressing themselves, becoming their true self, connecting their outer persona to an internal feeling, etc. — but what about those around them? What happens when a woman’s partner decides he is, in fact, a woman? How does this impact the relationship?
In this episode, I speak with a woman who saw and experienced this firsthand. In a relationship with her husband for 14 years, Shannon Thrace’s life went into turmoil when her husband decided he was, in fact, a transwoman. She describes the extreme changes to his personality as well as the painful impacts on their relationship and on her life.