I write mediocre streams of consciousness about real life.
Kindness and love live here.
I’m Vanessa Nichols. I’m a mom, a daughter, a business owner, a dog lover, a yoga doer, a traveler, an advocate, and an ally.
Writing is my therapy. It’s my outlet. It’s my truth. My most viral post was a letter to teachers after the Parkland shooting. I was humbled by how many I reached with that post and received so many followers thereafter.
Just a few months ago, in January 2018, my son came out as transgender and much of my writing is dedicated to him, to our journey, and to my personal journey.
This has been a learning process for me as a mom, to educate myself on what it means to be transgender. This road as a parent of a trans child is ever-evolving. My son is teaching me everything I need to know so I follow his lead.
You’ll find that if you go back in my writings, prior to my son coming out, if you read between the lines, or in some cases, read the lines themselves, you’ll feel my struggle of coming to terms with having a trans child, but hopefully, you’ll also be able to feel my absolutely love for him, too.
My writings sometimes are sporadic, sometimes they’re messy, sometimes they’re raw. Much like life.
I’ve recently devoted a lot of time to the advocacy for trans youth, attempting to erase ignorance, educate, and embrace this marginalized community. Most of my writings center around this role in my life, however, I also tend to spout off about social issues, divorce, co-parenting, getting older, amongst others. I don’t promise consistency here.
If you’re a parent of a trans child and you happened upon my tiny space on the internet: welcome. Here are some excellent resources:
I also have a podcast on Anchor FM called Being TransParent where I discuss all things about my journey of parenting a trans kiddo.
If you’re here to be nosy, by mistake, or to ridicule me: welcome. I hope you find my page educational and enlightening. If not, I’m used to receiving hate mail so feel free to spew your ignorance.
Thank you all for stopping by!
My Featured Writings:
My writing has also been featured on BLUNTmoms.com.
The first time I was ever published online, BonBonBreak.com.