Monday, April 29, 2013

Break open the virtual Champagne....

Darya on her way to Kitty's back in the day

Though I'll have some Pelligrino, thanks!!

Someone(me)is so very very excited.My first article is up in Fourculture Magazine. 

Great articles about music, art and the fabulous writing of Frank Cotolo.All under the watchful eye of the Truly Fabulous Artist D.



My first article is an affectionate, wistful, delirious look back at one of my favorite haunts;Miss Kitty's Parlour.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Q: "Who did you go to the prom with?" A: "No one."

It's hard for any queer child to come to grips with their own feelings and identity, and trans kids not only have to come to grips with it, but then endlessly explain it to everyone.

There are trans people everywhere; some out and proud, and other multitudes of us just trying to cope with it the best way we can.

High school was misery for me on more levels than you can imagine, and helped drive me into the arms of two old best friends; Cocaine and Tequila.

I went to high school reunion a few years ago,and no one remembered me: that's because I had succeeded at being invisible.


Dana is a lovely, calm voice in the shrill, cacophonous loop of paranoid weirdness that sometimes passes for transgender news and opinion.

Friday, April 26, 2013

She's not going to be talking about "Transition", thank God.....


Yeah...
I didn't think the world needed another "Becoming the real me I'm supposed to be" blog bitching about the price of facial surgery. I'm a white girl, but I'm too ghetto for that.

I want to keep it real in the city of Angels.
What’s the point of a blog? What’s the point of more self-absorbed noise from America’s cultural echo chamber? Why examine The-Greatest-Country-Ever’s Jungian shadow, where Mormon men download Shemale porn, people pretend to be other people and we share pictures of ourselves dressed up like fictional characters?

Sounds pretty damn interesting to me, I’ll tell ya.

Blogs can be about scrapbooking, raising political hell,  living without legs or just to let everyone know that the cat barfed on the baby’s bed…again.

Mine will be about living in two genders, simultaneously, memories of stranger days, music(mostly reggae and ska) and living in the bright and guilty place known as Los Angeles.

I may also talk about working in, and escaping, the best paid, best fed labor camp in the world; the film business. The only labor camp in the world with a waiting list.

I’ll also publish the stuff I write for Fourculture Magazine here. I’m very political, but I promise  keep the volume turned down on that one, at least for now.

I'll also keep you posted if my dog barfs on anything.

Thanks for stopping by.

Darya Teesewell
Los Angeles, CA.
April 2013