About

Okay, so I stink at writing about sections. My whole previous description of me consisted of saying I’m a “middle aged mother”. Yeah, not very informative. Course Jeremy’s only description was they’re a teenager. Let’s try this again…

My pseudonym on this blog is Michelle. My real name is completely different, I yelled into the living room one night for Jeremy to pick a fake name for me and that’s what they chose. I am technically middle aged although I’m planning on living until I’m at least 100 so I’ve got four more years until I reach the halfway point.

I’m an atheist and a vegan and my favourite colour is green. Well, not really. My favourite colour is iridescent but I’ve been told by umpteen billion people that’s not really a colour so I just say green now. I’m a  demi-romantic asexual (complete with five cats). I described myself as boring once and was promptly told I’m too colourful and sparkly to describe myself as boring; which is one of the nicest things anyone’s ever said about me. In real life I’m the person who says “hi” every time someone enters a room… even if I’ve already said “hi” to them six times in the past hour. I tend to wear lots of bright colours, mismatched socks, and my running shoes have sparkly silver laces. I’m autistic and struggle with major depressive disorder and severe anxiety. I’ve written two novels (which need publishing) but stopped writing more due to depression. I’m slowly working on a new book now.

My oldest child is Emma, which isn’t her real name either. I picked Emma because it was the name I’d have given Jeremy if they were a girl. Emma’s twenty-one years old and dating Mark (whose name I simply picked at random). Emma’s struggled with anxiety and depression for years and has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She and Mark have an adorable orange tabby and a tiny calico.

My youngest child, and focus of this blog, is Jeremy, which is also not their real name. I picked the name Jeremy because that’s the name I’d chosen for Emma if she’d been a boy. When she was a newborn, one of my cousins told me the usual nickname for Jeremy was Germy, which promptly dropped the name off the list when I was pregnant the second time. I wasn’t worried about nicknames on the blog though.

Jeremy is nineteen years old. When I started this blog he identified as bisexual then bigender and finally agender. Now he’s both straight and cisgender, using the pronouns he, him, and his.

Jeremy has also been diagnosed with high functioning autism. They also struggle with anxiety and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (not specified which type but likely type II). They probably have Pathological Demand Avoidance as well.

Jeremy is obsessed with electronics, especially computers, and loves rebuilding them. I constantly have electronic bits and pieces all over the apartment. We don’t have cable but they’ve watched every single episode of Doctor Who on Netflix and is fascinated with The Young Turks on YouTube. Their goal is to someday work with computers, maybe as a programmer. Jeremy enjoys playing Five Nights At Freddys, Fear, Minecraft, and Garry’s Mod. Their favourite colour is purple (with pink a close second) and they have a burning need to acquire every purple thing they see, whether they needs it or not. Jeremy also loves driving RC cars, trucks, drones, and the occasional boat (almost as much as they love taking them apart to see how they work).

All three of us are atheists and both Jeremy and I are vegan.

The easiest way to reach me is by sending me a message via Facebook. The next best is to email me at secretmom@email.com. I also have a seldom used Twitter account, a regularly used Instagram account, and my above mentioned often used Facebook page. I don’t have any other accounts (other than my personal Facebook account which is under a completely different name) so if you see another, please let me know.

I got added to a blogroll which requests being shared if added. I don’t actually have a blogroll, something I should add someday, but can share it here. Feel free to go wander through Transiness.

The graphics on my banner were all made by Studio Flergs. Run to her page… she’s got amazing stuff! Everything in the banner is from her Choose to Shine collection, except for the twinkle in Jeremy’s eye, which is from her contribution to the Commencement May Digiscrap Parade.

Happy reading 🙂

Kathleen andColin

26 thoughts on “About

    • Well it’s Jeremy who identifies as “fabulous”, from his aqua hair right down to his red painted toenails. He’s got about 25 cents to his name and stinks at doing dishes. You two will just have to work something out 🙂

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  2. It is nice to read about others who are autistic (not aspie) and gender divergent, given how often have been told the two are mutually exclusive. Or at least, formally diagnosed GID and autism, which I suppose is not exactly the same thing but close. Thank you for writing.

  3. Hey there! I accidentally unfollowed you! I’m sorry! I’m back. Just wanted to let you know it wasn’t anything personal-just me not paying close enough attention when I’m poking around on the iPad screen.

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  5. Just to let you know, as part of this years bloggging101 course, today’s assignment was that I had to read about 5 new topics and 5 new blogs. This is one of the topics I read and it really touched me. It has given me a greater understanding about the issues transgender people face.

  6. Hi, I really like your blog. You come across as incredibly honest and as though you don’t have anything to prove, to me at least that is a refreshing change 🙂

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