So I’ve been helping some friends get their legal name+gender or name-only changes done in California, and pretty much all the resources I’ve found have been scattered and some have inaccurate information (no! physician! letters! anymore!), including court websites and trans help websites… so! I typed up a whooooole guide that I absolutely cannot promise to update/keep current BUT as of January 13, 2019 is pretty accurate.
I’m not a lawyer, reach out to the Transgender Law Center or your local superior court with questions! Also sorry but I didn’t do a gender-only change set, but for that you apparently do a CM-010 cover form and NC-300, NC-310, NC-320 instead of any other NC forms. No experience there though!
for the august 2015 carnival of aces
an ideal ace community? well, by loose sections: Continue reading
This post is a submission to the June 2015 Carnival of Aces on the topic of mental health.
[Content warnings: self-blame, gaslighting, abuse, invalidation.]
A couple years ago, after an Ace Uncon session, I started a wikispace for ranking ace-competent mental health practitioners. Continue reading
I’ve been working with The Icarus Project for five months now, and there is so much potential in how we do things and what we envision.
It’s in our format, having three-to-five minute uninterrupted check-ins for everyone before a break and then open floor; it’s in our mission, our commitment to social justice and change and resisting power/privilege.
I want more. Continue reading