Welcome to Overcoming Real Life Challenges!

People who are transgender, autistic, differently-abled, or otherwise unique often face special challenges in their quest to live authentically.

No blog post can give you a magic cure for your problems, but my hope is that the things I write about every week help you face and overcome barriers to being yourself in this world. Click the category below that matches your situation to check out what I’ve written so far.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t panic! I write new blogs every week, and you can also drop me an email if you have a burning question that hasn’t been answered yet.

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Transgender Issues

Is My Child Trans or Just Confused?

Parents sometimes question whether their child is trans or just confused, and often it comes from a well-intentioned place but is a hurtful question nonetheless. How can you deal with your fears, yet still support your child?
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Transgender Issues

Some Good News For Transgender People Hidden in Election Results

If you're in the United States, you might be glued to your TV or your computer, waiting for 2020 Presidential election results. But among all the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the 2020 election is some very good news for transgender people. We made history in 2020 by winning Senate and House races
Mental Health and Trauma

World Mental Health Day Message 2020: You Are Not Broken

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. There are a lot of people writing blogs, making videos, and sharing personal stories on social media to support those of us with mental health issues. For me, every day is Mental Health Day. One of my missions in life is to help people understand that having a mental health issue is nothing…