Whispering into the Wind
Having a blog requires that you find your voice (i.e., figure out what it is that you speak about); in an ideal world, your voice will be distinctive, you’ll add perspectives that others don’t have, and contribute to the discussion, and others will wait with baited breath for you to speak. But I’m not at all sure just how much I’ll have to add.
I did a little research, and found more than two thousand (yes, thousand) blogs and related website talking about trans issues. From what I can tell, many of the major observations I might make have been made more eloquently by other people. And that’s fine (good, in fact). If they’ve written it, I don’t have to write it.
Like my any other blogs I may or may not operate, this one isn’t really for you, it’s for me. It’s a place for me to link to good things in a structured and coherent way. And it’s a place for me to express ideas that other people haven’t captured, not because they’re groundbreaking, but because they’re mine, and they belong to the me of this moment.
It’s out here on the Internet in case anyone else finds any of it useful. But mostly they’re there for future me, so I can look back at what I thought in the past and see if it matches what I think now, to find links I thought were great, and so on. If you happen to find it useful too, so much the better. But with two thousand sites out there to choose from, there’s probably somewhere better to go.