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ediann

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I am a family man making an honest living as a CPA and I am devoted to my family. My wife and I have a wonderful son who is on the autism spectrum with a diagnosis of asperger's syndrome. I am an active blog writer and I devote a lot of my writing to autism and our experiences in raising our son who is our pride and joy. We encourage him to be his very best. I also struggle personally with gender identity and have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and asperger's syndrome. I am now transitioning from male to female as I always felt and started HRT and electrolysis. i am very supportive of my family and currently been hospitalized for depression and my life long struggle with being transgender and I have many financial worries and concern for my family in the aftermath of losing my job. All I want is to find my peace, finally be true to myself, fully support my family and recover from my severe depression which has landed me in hospitals on 4 seperate occasions. It has been a life long struggle for me but I feel liberated as emily. I am grateful to my family, my friends who stayed by my side and the doctors and nurses who treated me with kindness, compassion and respect fully knowing  i am male to female transgender. I am focusing on my recovery and trying my best to protect my family as I am entitled to disability and have an attorney representing me who is fully supportive and concerned for me and my family. I also am very concerned for my 14 year old son who is autistic and in need of services. I applied for SSI on his behalf and upset with their denial as this was my third attempt and given my current situation of being out of work they still refuse to help my son who desperatly needs help and has a disability as do I.

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    Video I'm a girl!, I'm a girl!, I'm a girl! I would say each night as I fell asleep in my pretty dress.

    14 months ago

    I remember I would say I'm a girl! I'm a girl! I'm a girl! each night before I went to sleep since age 4 back in 1965 crying & sobbing all by myself as I wore my sister's dress for my own comfort.

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    My Personal Struggle as transgender

    16 months ago

    A brief but honest portrayal of what it is like being male to female transgender.

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    The sad reality of being transgender

    17 months ago

    The struggles faced by being transgender and living with it since early childhood and throughout life and dealing with it as best you can to try and carry out a life and have family and make a living.

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    My need for transition

    17 months ago

    As a young child I was very shy and did not open up to my family or to the people around me. I felt that I was going through something that I could not truly understand but I felt it was something that defined me. I can...

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    A father writing to his son

    5 months ago

    A father who wishes to help his son and carry on the legacy.

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    Write what you feel, Write to heal

    3 years ago

    Writing is a way to express our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions, our pain, our sorrows, our joys, our opinions, our experiences and our dreams. When we write we bear our inner most thoughts and secrets allowing us...

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    Life Reflection

    13 months ago

    A reflection on Life from my perspective

  • 1

    Miracle Run

    2 years ago

    Every now and then we will see a movie that will really touch us because we can relate to the story and we feel sympathetic to the characters because we understand. We truly understand. It is not that often that we have...

  • 4

    Rhema Marvanne

    3 years ago

    There are times when we hear a song that really captures our heart and leaves us wondering who the person is behind the voice especially when that person is a child. It is refreshing when we hear something new and...

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    A breathtaking weekend trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

    3 years ago

    There seems to be great interest in visiting different places in the world and we all can relate in that we all have a wish list of the places we would like to visit one day. We may never have the chance again so when...

  • 2

    Expression in writing

    14 months ago

    The power of writing for healing, for self expression, for ourselves is a gift and a it takes a lot of heart

  • 5

    Tearful goodbye

    3 years ago

    The sad reality of coming to terms with loss of a loved one and grieving.

  • 2

    The little things that make us smile

    3 years ago

    The simple things in life truly are special because that is the real essence of life.

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    Celebrating a friend's surprise 50th birthday!

    3 years ago

    The one thing in life that will always bring a smile and a feeling of happiness to most of us is the opportunity to see the friends from our past. Memories start to flood our mind as we encounter celebrations with our...

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    The beauty of a child's innocence

    14 months ago

    Life through a child's eye's is the most precious way to live and that is how I wish to envision the world, through a child's eyes.

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    A reflection on my father and on being a father

    3 years ago

    My reflections on my dad and fatherhood and my son.

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    Mansions and our dreams

    3 years ago

    To dream and to live in a mansion is truly extraordinary. I could not even envision what it would be like to live in a mansion and have it fully paid for. That would be a dream and then some come true

  • 3

    Why do I feel all alone in a crowd?

    3 years ago

    It seems our biggest fight in life is staying strong and not giving in to our emotions when we are feeling sad and depressed. No one has the magic pill that will take our depression away but we can at least learn and...

  • 1

    It's not your time yet!

    14 months ago

    A shared experience from my dad and his belief in a higher power through a vision he saw before it was his time, my mother's instinct in protecting me within moments of a crash into our driveway.

  • 2

    Memories of my mom

    2 years ago

    I have been very introspective these days as I get older and hopefully wiser. I would say that all my success and happy moments in life are attributed to my upbringing. I was blessed with wonderful parents who taught me...

  • 2

    Soul Surfer - a story of inspiration

    3 years ago

    Every once in a while there will be a story you hear about that stays with you and you will be simply inspired by the eventual outcome. A story I remember hearing about on a sports news telecast was the incredibly brave...

  • 4

    Miss you mom and dad!

    3 years ago

    I have been trying my best to lead a life filled with compassion, respect, patience, understanding, courage, joy, happiness, strength, honor, hope and forgiveness. I have never truly understood the dynamics of our lives...

  • 0

    Child prodigy, Child genius

    3 years ago

    As babies we all have tremendous potential and we are constantly learning and exploring and soaking up everything around us like a sponge. Our brains are constantly developing as we grow from infancy to our early...

  • 1

    Hey Monday fronted by Cassadee Pope who charms us as she now turns solo

    13 months ago

    Cassadee Pope and her band Hey Monday are really fun to listen to, Their music is very enjoyable and I just love watching Cassadee, the lead singer perform as she has star power and a bright future.

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    An athlete's dedication

    3 years ago

    We all have "rock star" aspirations and dreams of making it in something we like. When we are young kids we all want to be happy, feel loved and prove ourselves. I can remember when I was a young kid playing...

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    A sad day in Rock n Roll history - February 3, 1959

    13 months ago

    I always appreciated the music of these 3 legends. I wasn't yet born when the world lost them but I have come to learn and love their music as it lives on. I am also a big fan of Don McLean song.

  • 1

    Inspired by someone

    5 months ago

    Inspiration is how we learn.

  • 1

    Saluting the hero

    2 years ago

    There are stories that touch us and are so much ingrained in our mind that we are connected to it through an incredible photograph or a video broadcast that just brings us there as if it just happened no matter how many...

  • 0

    The winter skiing experience

    3 years ago

    There is nothing like the feeling of skiing down the slopes with the rush of wind against your face as the light of the sun permeates the winter sky resonating a glow that showcases the picturesque snow covered mountain...

  • 1

    Saying goodbye to another year

    2 years ago

    We all enjoy being surrounded with family and good friends as we celebrate during the holiday season. After all the joy and cheer of the Christmas season we shared with family and friends we now look to counting down to...

  • 1

    Soap box derby racer

    17 months ago

    If we think back to our early childhood we will realize that we all have dreams, wishes and hopes and we have visions of where we've been and where we hope to go. As we grow we will also realize that we will continue to...

  • 1

    A Christmas medley of song and celebration

    12 months ago

    Remembering the Holiday season through song and family memories.

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    Music and the British Influence

    17 months ago

    The British Invasion all kicked off with the Beatles and then such talented and wonderful groups soon followed.

  • 1

    Domino chains

    3 years ago

    Kids find pleasure with simple things and you can't get any more simpler than with dominoes. My son can spend hours at a time setting up dominoes in the living room taking extra care in lining them up one by one in...

  • 1

    Songs with a message

    14 months ago

    Music is the gift a musician, writer & member of band or solo artist provides us the fans through their art form in expression of words, lyrics. sound, harmony, creative energy combined with a beat.

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    An engineering mindset

    14 months ago

    It is a passion understanding how things work for some of us as I remember in my early childhood my desire to know which led me to appreciate the math and sciences to study mechanical engineering.

  • 2

    Songs that touch my heart

    11 months ago

    Music inspires, teaches, portrays a story and helps put life into proper perspective.

  • 0

    The Life of a CPA

    14 months ago

    The life of a CPA has it's taxing moments!

  • 1

    A nomination and a thank you

    14 months ago

    Writing is my life. It is like breathing for me. It keeps me alive!

  • 5

    An autistic child's world

    4 years ago

    The world we live in can be a daunting place for most of us and for an autistic child it really is a maze filled with puzzlement and uncertainty. It is a threatening and unfriendly place in the eyes and mind of an...

  • 1

    Living through Life's ups and downs

    4 years ago

    my personal feelings about life and the ups and downs we encounter.

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    Contiki tour travel for young adults

    13 months ago

    Travel Contiki, it is an opportunity of a lifetime. Trust me on this as I had a wonderful trip throughout the countryside of the United Kingdom. It was the chance of a lifetime and will always be cool

  • 2

    Ironworkers building the skies

    15 months ago

    A story about my dad who was a proud ironworker, a loving husband, a tremendous father, a doting grandfather & a wonderful human being who did his best always and sadly in the end met up with tragedy.

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