Black, Trans & Proud

Today I had the opportunity to speak to an amazing group of people and share my story. This blog is the written portion of my presentation, slightly modified to fit this format. AS HE SAID, MY NAME IS LAYNE INGRAM AND IT REALLY IS A SURREAL FEELING TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO A GROUP […]

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Living While Trans

I thought of three things that will happen, may surprise you and even potentially annoy you while you’re transitioning. These things have happened to me and will likely happen to you – maybe not in the exact same way but in some form or fashion. The Voice This one is hilarious and terrible. When your […]

Taking Testosterone

Let’s get right into it. Wondering what it’s like when you take Testosterone, or as us users call it, T. Just kidding, I still just call it Testosterone or hormones for that matter. It’s a rollercoaster the first year, that’s for sure and it’s really important to make sure that you are taking the right […]

Transitioning – Are You Ready?

There were a few questions people asked all of the time when I came out: “How do you know?” “How can you think you’re not a girl?” “Are you sure?” “What if you miss your breasts?” “When is the first time you remember feeling like something wasn’t right?” “How is your family with it?” <———- […]

Life in the Wrong Layne

It’s not easy being trans. It’s not even easy to call myself trans. I really just want to be me. It doesn’t seem fair that finally getting to be me also means that I have to wear another label. Or be in a category – worry about being seen as weird. Before I was “normal” […]

The First Post

Where do I start? I needed a place to let things out. I hope that this blog, or, if I call it what it really is – this diary on the internet, helps someone. I know I could have used one like it at several times in my life. I also need it to help […]