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The Storm, by Sarah Amento.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but about Dancing in the rain.” It’s a quote that I learned and fell in love with early on in this journey. A quote that isn’t just great wall art, but a way of life for me now that I strive to be a living truth. Some days are easier than… Read more →

Beauty Trap

  When I think of it, I never really thought about whether or not I had an attractive face. As I check the farthest depths of my memory bank, and try to remember what I thought of myself as I looked in the mirror, nothing comes to mind. However, I do recall thinking that my nose was too big and… Read more →

Who Am I To Judge?

While talking to my roommate she mentioned that thanks to me she now notices if someone has a bad haircut or hairstyle. I wasn’t very proud of getting credit for that and I instantly asked myself, “What does having a ‘bad’ hairstyle mean? How did I become so judgmental about other people’s choice of style? In that split second I… Read more →

Triumph Over Adversity!

When Edward Lobo (CO Founder of Friend Movement) called to tell me about an amazing young gay man named Michael, I was all ears. After Edward briefed me, he politely asked if I would write a piece about Michael’s story to share on the FM website. I couldn’t refuse. While watching Michael’s video, I was moved to tears of course,… Read more →

The “Little Things”

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal” Steve Maraboli. All week I’ve become very aware of my surroundings and small habits I have fallen into. Things that seem to be minor or not all that important so we tend to dismiss them or disregard them. I am talking about the so called “little things” you… Read more →

Where to Find a Friend

Being a mother of six children, getting Starbucks is an occasional treat, so on this cold winter day I find myself attempting to people watch as my two year old with sticky fingers is yanking on my arm.  I realize not only am I the oldest person in there but I am also far from the “norm” of what they… Read more →


One definition of affirmation is the assertion that something exists or is true. Our insatiable craving to be affirmed or validated starts when we are kids. We scribble on a piece of paper, and our mothers tell us that we did a good job. Once we receive that approval, we keep making more, so that we can keep having our… Read more →


Acceptance Acceptance is the act of taking or receiving something offered. Favorable reception; approval, or favor. From the moment that I was able to recognize thought, I’ve always known that I was different. I was labeled male at birth, but have always known I was a girl. Although I was born in a male body, my mannerisms were very feminine.… Read more →