Tuesday, June 25, 2019


A couple months ago, I wrote a post announcing that I would be using my initials, and I mentioned a couple of people who share those initials. Well, it turns out one of those people is a fucking TERF. So she can go fuck herself.

I don't really like the term TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) because it implies that they are feminist. I prefer the suggestion to call them FARTs (Feminism-Appropriating Reactionary Transphobes). But I still use the term TERF because they hate it. They call it a "slur", and whine that it hurts their feelings, at the same time they use actual slurs against us and argue against our basic right to exist.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Birth certificate update

So I missed the news on Friday... There was an agreement in the case I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Foster v. Andersen. The Kansas Department of Health and Environement has agreed to issue amended birth certificates with the correct sex marker! I have already drafted my request to get mine updated.

So, that's a little bit of progress. It shouldn't take a court case to get rid of outdated discriminatory policies like this.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It's official!!

My name is officially Jennifer Kathryn Stafford! This is a huge relief to me - seeing my old name is a major trigger for dysphoria. There are still a lot of places where it needs to be updated, and that old name is going to be popping up like a cockroach infestation for years to come. Maybe one day I can disassociate myself from it, but that's a long way away.

Unfortunately, since I was born in Kansas, I am currently unable to correct my birth certificate. There is a federal lawsuit, Foster v. Andersen, filed last October, which is still working its way through the courts. With Brownback gone, there is a slim chance that this discriminatory policy could be corrected legislatively, but I'm not holding my breath for that.