If you can’t tell from the title, this entire article needs a huge, flashing content warning.

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide and how it formed a coping/survival mechanism in my life.

My first and only brush with suicide came when I was twelve years old.

  • I was nine or ten when I resigned my hopes of developing breasts and my penis changing so I could…

The speech I gave for NW PA Pride Alliance Virtual Pride Fest in June of 2021.

NW PA Pride Alliance logo

Good afternoon everyone.
I would like to apologize in advance if my thoughts today seem jumbled. I have been fighting a great deal of anxiety and depression for quite a while now. My struggles…

Opening and closing remarks given at TransFamily of NWPA’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) Virtual vigil Nov. 20, 2020

TransFamily of NWPA logo


Good Evening Everyone,

Thank you for attending this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil.

We will be recording this call. We request that you keep microphones muted and video…

“Good Grief!” for many who are old enough this statement brings to mind the Peanuts character Charlie Brown. It was used mostly as his catch phrase to show disdain with a situation he was in. Sometimes it this was due to something minor that happened or to something someone said…

Dana Rasmussen

Just a fledgling, transgender female, writer, hu-mom to a 4 year old Weimaraner and co-hu-mom to a 9 year old Spinone Italiano.

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