fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Tag - transgender

June 6, 2018

Defining: Transitioning

DEFINE IT: Many transgender people experience some form of gender dysphoria. Feeling ill at ease with one’s body and how others perceive it often leads to some sort of desire...

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...

January 16, 2018

7 Ways To Support Someone Who’s Changing Their Name & Pronouns

So, recently you’ve found out some big news about somebody you care about. Maybe they came out to you as transgender and/or non-binary, maybe they’ve told you that they’re changing their name and/or...

September 12, 2017

Defining: Gender Dysphoria

DEFINE IT: The word “dysphoria” is defined as “a sense of being ill at ease or a feeling of dissatisfaction or anxiety.” That’s a pretty good characterization of what gender...

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...

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...

February 17, 2017

A Guide to Safe Binding – For You or Your Kid!

“My 13-year-old daughter(?) has recently come out to me as genderqueer, more specifically, as a demigirl. She’s told me that she’s still okay with being referred to with she/her 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...

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