Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not With a Bang

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I used to belong to Kappa Beta, the Charlotte, NC-based chapter of Tri-Ess. They were my first support group. They were not the first trans people I ever met, but they were my first taste of a larger community. I had some good times with them, and I learned a lot about myself in the process.

I left the group when I moved back to Virginia. I tried to stay in touch via email, but after a while, my communications seemed to be one-way only. The group maintains two email groups on Yahoo, one public and the other for members. I was dropped off the members' list when my membership expired last winter, but I stayed on the public group for a while, just to keep tabs on people. After about a year without hearing from anyone there, I dropped out of the group yesterday.

I suppose it was wishful thinking on my part to assume that someone would notice.


  1. Being forgotten is something all to common in our community, which in my opinion removes the definition OF community. We need to remember each other and keep the hand of support always extended.

  2. Jaye is a personal friend of mine and I do not forget friends. Jaye, you can count on that.

  3. Thank you De. It's nice to know who one's friends are.