Thermo Fisher: ten years at an uncommonly fabulous company

Many laid-off employees trash their former employer. But my decade at Thermo Fisher stands as one of the richest experiences of my life, despite significant challenges along the way. So I want to remind current Thermo Fisher employees and leadership what they can take pride in: Exceptional Handling of my On-the-Job Gender Change I joined […]

seatbelt

As a woman, I operate my driver’s side seatbelt differently than previously. In the past I quickly reached across my chest with my right hand and grabbed the device. But now my clothes constrict my movement slightly more, and I therefore find it easier to first reach up with my left hand to grasp the […]

the ideal woman (Hell’s r&d department)

I’m simply going to quote the section on creating the “ideal woman” from the Screwtape Letters. You can purchase the book in multiple formats here. In a rough and ready way, of course, this question is decided for us by spirits far deeper down in the Lowerarchy than you and I. It is the business of […]

my obsession (part 1: introduction)

My primary obsession and my number one suicide prevention technique relate to each other. First the suicide prevention technique: I maximize my femininity and feminine expression. Do not know why this works, because the most frequent driver of suicidal ideation for me has nothing to do with gender dysphoria (it’s heartbreak). But emphasizing femininity really […]

on my frequent use of the word “hacker”

I use the terms “hacker” and “hacking” often, reclaiming and broadening the terms. The term “hacker” has come to solely mean an individual that illegally breaks into computer networks. This was not the original meaning. Originally, it meant a computer-savvy, creative individual. One who could make computers do cool things. One who can alter and […]

the science of gender identity (part 4: summary)

To prepare for a book I intend to write on the science of gender identity, I drafted the following three blog posts to collect my thoughts. They are highly technical; I need to recast the content for the layperson. I also assembled some of my own biological data to analyze. The first post covers the […]

the science of gender identity (part 3: psychology)

This is the third post in a multi-part series surveying the current science of gender identity, particularly with regard to the transgendered population. My first post on the subject covered proposed genetic associations and corresponding research. The second post on the matter discussed observed differences in brain anatomy between transgendered and cisgendered individuals. Here I […]