fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Category - Personal

August 9, 2018

Hair That Comes Out For You

“Hi, my name is Jameson and I’m non-binary. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have great hair.” This is how I introduce myself at professional conferences...

April 21, 2018

Programming While Trans

Last year, I did a hand-written zine style article about my experiences in the tech industry as a nonbinary person and it was published in one of my favorite magazines,...

April 4, 2018

Let Me Tell You About My OCs: Learning To Live With Shame

Let me set a scene for you. Picture an athletic woman in her late 20s with white hair and gold eyes, wearing leather armor dyed in blues and purples. This...

February 27, 2018

The Truth About The Struggle I Have With My Body As A Transmasculine Person

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been a source of stress and friction. It never felt quite right. But when I came out as transgender...

October 2, 2017

The Memory Archive Wayback Machine

A few days ago, when I was applying to speak at a conference, I went to take a peek at one of my old talk videos on YouTube, I found...

May 12, 2017

Out With The Old, In With The New: My Relationship With My Birth Name

I don’t hear my birth name very often anymore. Shedding the burden of carrying my birth name with me seemed unattainable when I was just beginning the journey of changing...

May 8, 2017

Fear/Comfort/Fear

I spend a lot of time scared, much more than I’d like to let on. I think a lot of people who know me would be surprised to hear me...

March 22, 2017

My Relationship With My Chest

Let’s get one thing out in the open right away. I hate my chest. I have long looked down at my boobs, which are only an A cup anyway, and...

December 23, 2016

Eating While Transgender

There’s an odd dichotomy that comes with being transgender. On the one hand, I often feel like a teacher. There’s an assumption that I know more about gender theory than...