I’m Sam, and I live in Chicago with my amazing wife and our ancient beagle. I work in tech, but I’m also a playwright and film and tv writer. 

I’m 36, and over the past year I’ve realized that I’m kinda maybe sorta transgender. I’ve never exactly been comfortable with my assigned gender, but this realization still came as a bit of a surprise to me. I’m seeing a gender therapist and am slowly unraveling all of these feelings, though right now it feels a bit like trying to unravel a Gordian knot. 

I’m going to use this blog to work out some of my feelings about gender, but I’ll probably talk about other stuff too. I have a pretty big passion for feminism, pop culture, technology, science, activism and art. I’ve also noticed that a lot of the blogs out there document the experiences of younger trans folk. I’m hoping that by sharing my journey I can offer a unique perspective, and that other people transitioning later in life can relate (and hey, maybe I can make some friends too). 

If you’d like, you can drop me a line at attentiontothemess at gmail dot com.


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