August 30, 2017

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Jordan’s Rendezvous With Church

This summer I attended The United Church of Canada’s youth and young adult conference “Rendezvous 2017” in Montreal (August 16 to 19). The hall at Concordia University was full for the opening plenary – as approximately 500 youth, young adults, and their leaders, packed the room. It was electrifying – all that energy! During the […]

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June 20, 2016

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Unconditional Love – Part 2

I have the most amazing father! It was a joy to drive out to Cobourg yesterday, to spend the day with Dad on Father’s Day. We enjoyed each other’s company, looked at old photos, went out for dinner, and laughed and cried together. My birthday is two days after Father’s Day (tomorrow). So Dad also gave […]

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June 20, 2016

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Unconditional Love – Part 1

Two weeks ago my Dad and I drove to Ottawa for the funeral of my Dad’s closest friend, Norris Atkins. In the 60’s and 70’s, the Atkins family were members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Ottawa who became one of our next door neighbours after we all moved out to Huntley Township in 1969-70. […]

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April 2, 2016

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I Choose Life

I’ve recently learned a new term – gender confirmation. Have heard it a few times now, when folks were referring to a ‘gender confirmation surgery.’ I love it! The term ‘confirmation’ is a far more accurate reflection of what is happening throughout the process of becoming Jordan, than the word ‘transition’ is. I am still […]

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April 11, 2015

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A Career Without an Identity?

On one of my earlier posts, my friend Susan Mabey commented on Facebook, that she wondered if I would have gone into the ministry back in 2000 if I had been as self-aware and grounded  in who I was back then, as I am now. I replied that I had been wondering the very same […]

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March 23, 2015

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Time to stop using, “Go and Sin No More”

If you have family or friends who are Christian and they just keep throwing that scripture “go and sin no more” in your face – share this link with them. 6 Reasons Stone-Throwing Christians May Need To Retire “Go And Sin No More” by John Pavlovitz “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s […]

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March 18, 2015

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My Life Story: Birth to the Present

I wrote my life story regarding: gender identity and sexual orientation, and submitted it to the Gender Identity Clinic at CAMH (Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) during the fall of 2013, in the hopes that I would be approved for top-surgery covered in-part by OHIP (Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan). After almost a year-and-a-half […]

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March 18, 2015

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Link: An Open Letter to the Partners of Those in Transition

Read this quote below, written by Grace Stevens (transgender woman who transitioned at the age of 64) in an article in the Huffington Post: ‘In his classic book, The Road Less Travelled, M. Scott Peck defines love as: “The will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.” […]

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March 11, 2015

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Video: Top Surgery First Peek

It is with some trepidation that I post the video of the moment the nurse at the McLean Clinic removed the gauze and bindings, and I saw my new chest for the first time on the morning on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Trepidation because I have never been one to share images of my body […]

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March 11, 2015

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Day Seven: Post-op

This afternoon marks a week since the surgery. I’m doing really well, some ups-and-downs of course, but the most difficult thing is finding that magical balance between moving and resting – which of course, changes every day. I weaned myself off the strong pain meds by day four, and just take them now when needed […]

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