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      Mic is a writer on the cutting edge of the transgender movement. Having written over one-hundred comprehensive articles covering everything from relationships to some of the most important obstacles faced by transgender people in all walks of life. They have since combined these transgender articles into a book called "The Transgender Handbook".
     As a graduate of the University of Victoria with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Geography Mic brings an interesting insight to the lives and struggles of LGBT people all over the world. She also possesses an Associate of Arts Diploma from Camosun College, a Pharmacy Technician Diploma from Sprott-Shaw community college and a Clinical Hypnotherapy certification from the New England Institute of Hypnotherapy. They started thier transition in 2006 and underwent GRS in Montreal, Canada under the capable hands of Dr. Brassard. Since coming out Mic has survived assault, harassment, ignorance, job loss, domestic violence and an unbelievable amount of problems from the populace of Vancouver BC. Mic has since moved to Victoria BC which is much safer but still lacks the understanding required to properly accommodate their transgender population.     Michelle has been writing on and off since she was a teen and is working on a book about her transgender experiences as well as a book about her growing up in an alcoholic family. Having been physically, emotionally and sexually abused by her father Mic deals on a daily basis with the emotional baggage left behind while growing up in the house of a brutal alcoholic. Mic has worked in various positions and has a lot of life experience to share for anyone who might gain some insight from her struggles. She is a Trinitarian Wiccan. Mic likes to walk, hike, read, consume documentaries and crime drama. Mic continues to write about LGBT issues as well as the many other things that interest them.
"Bringing the light of the nighttime to the darkness of the day"
Happy Reading!
The Transgender Handbook  is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Transgender-Handbook-B-A-Michelle-Spicer/dp/1304655865
Check out the blog she contributes to: http://shameonyou2014.blogspot.ca/
Michelle was interviewed here: http://www.transitionradio.net/michelle_spicer.html
 

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Health
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Phalloplasty Myths for Transmen

There are a lot of myths and misinformation about gender reassignment surgery for transmen, commonly called Phalloplasty or "Bottom Surgery".

Beauty
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
The Art of Shaving and the Transgender Man

You have woken again groggy from the deep sleep you just enjoyed and you are staggering towards the bathroom. Flicking on the light, your eyes take a few seconds to adjust to the jolt and you begin to focus in on the face you have seen every day of your life. But wait, suddenly you start to notice...Hair! Facial hair has begin to bud due to your testosterone treatments!

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Facts About Transgender Men

People often wonder about things that are strange to them. Things that are different peak their curiosity, but if they do not understand what they see then they can get scared. The fear leads to anger and sometimes violence. So here are some facts about transmen everyone should know in the hopes that the light of education will crush out the anger of fear.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
5 Things Transmen Should Know

There can be a lot of pitfalls when it comes to transitioning from female to male. There are things you cannot foresee no matter how much planning and preparation you do. Things come up, emergencies happen, people react in different ways. Here are five of those things that no one told you about transitioning.

Health
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Common Myths of Estrogen

So your transition is underway and you are looking forward to the doctor finally prescribing you estrogen and some testosterone blockers so that you can get your show on the road. You have heard so many things about what the hormones might and might not do to your body.

Health
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Common Myths of Testosterone

So you are finally, FINALLY, walking out of your doctor's office having just been injected with your first dose of testosterone. You can still feel the sting of the needle as you walk down the street and you feel powerful, strong, in control. You can begin to feel the power of the testosterone rushing through your veins and it's more than you expected, because no one really knows what to expect until it's their turn. But what now?

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
How to Pick Out a Suit for the Transman

If you have just begun your transition from female to male then there are going to be some things you aren't familiar with. The alpha male head nod, the art of the handshake and most importantly, how to pick out a suit.

Entertainment
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buys club takes you on a ride with the last hours of a dying aids patient in the height of the HIV epidemic that took place in the 1980's and continues until today. Starring Mathew Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, Jennifer Garner as Eve and Jared Leto as Rayon, a transsexual woman stuck with the same fate as Ron.

Entertainment
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Gamer Review: Fallout 3 Wanderers Edition

Fallout 3 Wanderers Edition is basically Hard Core Fallout on Steroids. More guns, more ammo, more, and smarter, enemies. Your V.A.T.S. is not as accurate as it used to be and its going to take a lot of food, water and medical supplies to get you across the barren wastelands of Fallout 3:Wanderers Edition

Entertainment
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Movie Review: Kill Your Darlings

Written by Austin Bunn and John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings follows the young life of Allen Ginsberg as he is accepted to college and meets some of the most influential people he will ever meet in his life.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Trolling and the Transgender

As a member of the transgender community have you found yourself to be particularly vulnerable and a more popular target for trolling? ? Have you ever been trolled on line or in person by people just because you are transgender and for no other reason? A good chunk of your time is spent trying not to let people "get your goat" and ruin your day/evening, self esteem or the strength of your gender identity.

Health
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Panic Attacks and the Transgender Woman

Do you have a panic attack every time someone misgenders you, looks you over or asks for your identification? ? Does needing to use a pubic washroom send your blood pressure souring and you start to shake as if it ten below zero under your skirt? So much so that you avoid situations that might put your gender identity under scrutiny and give you feelings of panic and dysphoria? Here are some ideas about how you can combat panic attacks and make your transition more enjoyable.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
The "T" is not Silent

I have heard many transgender people complain that when it comes to the human rights campaign for equal rights in the LGBT community that the "T" is in fact silent and often gets ignored or overlooked by other members of the LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Being Transgender: A Choice?

Since you were a very small child you have felt an urge, a need, to live in the gender that you feel most comfortable in. You have always felt that you should be someone else. You should be treated like someone else, dress like someone else and act like someone else. You secretly wish that you were born the opposite gender that you, through the fickle finger of fate, came into this life as.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Misgendering the Transgender

Have you ever been misgendered? Someone looks at you for a split second and in that infinitesimally small amount of time decides if you're a boy or a girl. A decision that cannot be changed in their mind even on a conscious level. Hitherto you are now a "X" and they will refer to you as such even if they try themselves to change their ways. On a subconscious level, imbedded in stone, is your gender even if you know they are wrong and tell them so.

Health
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
The Dysphoria and the Depression

Now Imagine that not only are you depressed, but you also have gender dysphoria. Your transgender and the entire planet seems to have an opinion about what you should wear, how you should walk and where you can use the restroom...

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
The Transgender Agenda

For years I have heard of , and been accused of participating in, the transgender agenda. I googled the term and immediately came up with a YouTube video explaining that the transgender agenda as the following: "the Illuminati silently pushes the transgender agenda to brainwash the sheeple into accepting their wet dream of a society filled with androgynous mindless drones reigned by their hermaphrodite reptilian alien antichrist."

Entertainment
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Movie Review: Griff the Invisible

Written and directed by Leon Ford, Griff the Invisible is a delightful romp into the often misunderstood world of love, mental health and delusion. The lovable Griff struggles his way though daily life all the while keeping a secret from his co-workers and friends.

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Transgender Elitism and the Suicide Solution

Credit: http://couldhavetakenitsolo.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/elitism.jpg      Transgender elitism is a scourge amongst the transgender community yet continues day after day, year after year and generation to generation. Directly contributing to the deaths of transgender people all over the world. Elitism is defined as " the belief or attitude that some individuals, who form...

Lifestyle
by Mic Brody
3 years ago
Facebook Envy and the Transgender Woman

Wikipedia defines envy as " a resentment which occurs when someone lacks another's quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it". It can be one of the most common cause of depression, anxiety and body dysphoria in the transgender population.

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