Category Archives: Transgender

Happy 5th Birthday and the Transgender Bodhisattva

Yesterday, November 27, 2016  marked my 5th anniversary of coming out to the world and beginning my life as Deanna.  soon after I would start this blog under the name, “I Am Deanna.” I went to the place where it … Continue reading

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I’m Trans, I’m Proud, Get Over It

Here I am in the 2016 Santa Fe Pride Parade!

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2015 Santa Fe Pride

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Sentenced For A Crime I Did Not Commit

As I begin my fourth year since I came out and began my transition, now complete, it has become harder to remember how it once felt living trapped in a male body with which I no longer identified.  All the pain and anguish I … Continue reading

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“It Just Comes With the Territory”

You might be asking yourself when I will be coming up for air and take a break from blogging. Already I have posted eight times in half as many days . Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday and you … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on Being Invisible

My post the other day about the lack of visibility for trans folks I must admit was so full of blaming others that it’s not even funny.  I could have easily revised it or taken it off but then I … Continue reading

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Coming Out in A Big Way!

Santa Fe Pride Day on the Plaza Saturday June 28, 2014 What else is there to say! Deanna Joy Hallmark

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Queer and Proud of It

As a recently post-op transgender woman this past February, this year’s Pride Parade and Festival this weekend in Santa Fe and in many communities around the country and the world, has taken on a complete new meaning for me, as … Continue reading

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Taking the Wind Out the Sails When It’s Blowing Us Off Course

I have been noticing lately that there are a lot of well-meaning folks out there purporting to be trans-allies and trans-advocates who seem to not be doing those of us who are transgender a favor, but rather making it more … Continue reading

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The True Meaning to Me of “Living Outside of the Box”

A dear young friend of mine with whom I have formed a connection was writing in his Facebook status the other evening about a change in his present living situation and he mentioned a few possibilities to tide him over … Continue reading

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