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Help: Shifting it from Shame to Responsibility

By Danny The Trans Dad | November 19, 2021 |

What I’ve found is, that being a parent changes absolutely everything. I knew this at some level, but experiencing in it life is far different than acknowledging it on a logical level. I know, you’re probably like, “duh, Danny.” But hear me out. You see, sometimes I get stuck, and maybe you do too? What…

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When you deeply miss the thing that’s breaking you.

By Danny The Trans Dad | November 13, 2021 |

It’s 2am and I can’t sleep, but that’s not out of the ordinary. Sleep is something that has been hard to come by for almost two years now. But this time, when I roll over or simply just open my eyes, I don’t see my baby next to me. There is no tiny human squeezing…

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I’m here, but I’m broken.

By Danny The Trans Dad | November 8, 2021 |

I’m alive, but I’m unwell. I’m sober, but I’m suffering.   Baby, is safe with someone else.   I’m standing, but I’m shaking. I’m swimming, but still sinking.   Baby, is safe with someone else.   I’m lost, within the fog. I’m not me, I don’t know where I’ve gone.   Baby, is safe with…

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A New Day, and a New Chapter

By Danny The Trans Dad | November 1, 2021 |

In some ways, today feels like the first day of the rest of my life. Not like it did when I got sober. I don’t think anything will feel like the first day of sobriety after surrending to the death grips that addiction had on me. Or like the moment that I met Wilder and…

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Thoughts About Pride Month

By Danny The Trans Dad | June 18, 2021 |

I want to take a moment and spend some time talking about Pride month because I haven’t really yet, and I want to speak to why that is.  I want to address some of the feelings that I’m having around Pride again this year and how they’re some of the same feelings I’ve felt over…

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Visiting the ER as a pregnant Transmasculine non-binary person.

By Danny The Trans Dad | April 22, 2021 |

Exactly one year ago today, I had to walk into my first Emergency Room visit, alone, as a pregnant Transmasculine non-binary person. The day before I called my doctor because for two solid weeks I couldn’t stop puking. She suggested that perhaps it was no longer COVID-related (which I had tested positive for four week…

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Starting from the Beginning

By Danny The Trans Dad | June 16, 2020 |

I’ve wanted to start writing as a way of documenting my experiences for almost a decade now. But I’ve always struggled with self-sabotaging and shame that has tried to keep me silent, and unseen beyond the portrait that I portrayed of myself. I was always looking in the past for a starting point or trying…

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How the Be Kind Campaign Started & the Journey Now

By Danny The Trans Dad | May 19, 2020 |

The Be Kind campaign was birthed from a desire to inspire people to create connections with others through the simple act of kindness. As someone who, like so many others, has experienced a grave amount of bullying in this lifetime, I’ve also experienced just how powerful kindness can feel.  Kindness has changed and saved my…

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Man Hands A Sunflower To A Crying Stranger Who Says It’s A Sign From Her Deceased Fiancé

By Danny The Trans Dad | March 24, 2020 |

Last night I bought a sunflower to put on the windshield of someone I’m smitten with. After some consideration, I decided not to since we had only been on one date, the night previous. Don’t want to come off too strong, right? Anyway, I grabbed the flower on my way out this morning with the…

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