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Hi, Tumblr, I’ve been gone for awhile…but that’s because I’m not really, uh, “here” anymore.
Over the past year, I’ve been coming out as transgender and I have moved most of my online presence towards my new, true identity as Anna Lauren. You can read more about my transition here and, while I don’t have a new Tumblr, you can find me again on Twitter and Instagram!
If I fire up a new Tumblr, I’ll let y’all know…

Hi, Tumblr, I’ve been gone for awhile…but that’s because I’m not really, uh, “here” anymore.

Over the past year, I’ve been coming out as transgender and I have moved most of my online presence towards my new, true identity as Anna Lauren. You can read more about my transition here and, while I don’t have a new Tumblr, you can find me again on Twitter and Instagram!

If I fire up a new Tumblr, I’ll let y’all know…

In Denver for a conference; working on my presentation; falling in love with new coffee shops. (at Steam)

In Denver for a conference; working on my presentation; falling in love with new coffee shops. (at Steam)

Mile high + seven stories. (at The Westin Denver Downtown)

Mile high + seven stories. (at The Westin Denver Downtown)

"You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it."

Junot Diaz - on cultural representation in our world  (via napoleonshaircut)
Selfie in a portrait. #revolutionizingtheselfie (at Belmont Park)

Selfie in a portrait. #revolutionizingtheselfie (at Belmont Park)

IDGAF #phdlyfe (at WaveHouse Beach Club)

IDGAF #phdlyfe (at WaveHouse Beach Club)

Wipeout. Wavehouse Beach Club. San Diego, CA, USA. 2013. Instagram video. (at WaveHouse Beach Club)

At the US’s “first out and proud LGBT brewery” watching the Lynx complete their sweep of Atlanta in the WNBA finals. It’s a good night (even if the beer is just okay). (at Hillcrest Brewing Company)

At the US’s “first out and proud LGBT brewery” watching the Lynx complete their sweep of Atlanta in the WNBA finals. It’s a good night (even if the beer is just okay). (at Hillcrest Brewing Company)

This exactly what I want an LA-brewed beer’s can to look like, you know?

This exactly what I want an LA-brewed beer’s can to look like, you know?

Aunt Sally. Brewery. Sunshine. LA. (at Golden Road Brewing)

Aunt Sally. Brewery. Sunshine. LA. (at Golden Road Brewing)

Caviar sampler. Unfiltered vodka martini. #nailedit (at Petrossian Paris)

Caviar sampler. Unfiltered vodka martini. #nailedit (at Petrossian Paris)

Breaking Bad finale margs and Tex-Mex trumped my usual German roots themed meal this time of year, so we’re dubbing tonight “Methtoberfest.”

Breaking Bad finale margs and Tex-Mex trumped my usual German roots themed meal this time of year, so we’re dubbing tonight “Methtoberfest.”