This week Chardonnay and Dawn discuss the president’s State of the Union address, the common transgender experience of being misgendered, and First Event, an annual conference held this past week in Massachusetts. Links can be found below.
Read the transcript of President Trump’s address — along with a Fact Check — here.
Find out about the transgender military guests invited to Capitol Hill here.
Read about this year’s FirstEvent and find out how you can take part in next year’s conference here.
This week, Chardonnay Merlot and I bring you another two-part podcast as we discuss the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on transgender troops, the government shutdown and efforts to avoid a second one in 2019, and the growing field of challengers in next year’s presidential election.
The last time I worked as a manager in TV news vs. the first time being my own boss. An absent dad working 1,000 miles from home vs. a stay at home and work from home single mom. Hiding a secret vs. finding my truth. Lying to myself vs. living my truth. #2009vs2019#girlslikeuspic.twitter.com/22f6bdpg40
@helena#10yearchallenge I was the #2 manager in a TV newsroom in Jacksonville, FL, living 1K miles away from my wife and kids while secretly battling gender dysphoria, transphobia, a scary mammogram result, and I had just totaled my car. But that wasn't the breaking point. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/5oALo1zQLf
Chardonnay referred to her tweet about transition. Read it here:
All I know is 1. I had to do a lot work on myself BEFORE I moved ahead and I did it. 2. I’ve been on HRT for 10 months and I love the effects it’s had on me across the board and 3. I know my life better than any naysayer does 🙂
Part two continues our discussion of that controversial essay by Andrea Long Chu and then we debate pizza toppings! Chardonnay advocates for pineapple and Chicago-style pizza, and Dawn is a plain cheese pizza girl, for life. What’s your preference?