Author Archive: The Artist D!

The Artist D is a true raconteur and provocateur! He has been performing online since the mid 1990s. A relic from the cam show age before MySpace was any space. Author of In Bed with Myself, an autobiographical tale of transgenderism and Internet celebrity. Executive Editor of Fourculture Magazine and host of The Artist D's Fabulous Show. Panelist and commentator on Fourthought, a weekly live stream.

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Until Some Other Time

| Sep 17, 2018 | 1 Reply

Today The Artist D! muses on the nature of intentions, being an internet pioneer, the necessity of boring small towns, and how it’s not easy to be in the right place at the right time, even if you have the artistic chops to cut the gig. This will be the last regular contribution from The Artist D! so savor the nuance and quality of their thoughts. They are invited to return to TGF again and may do so at some point in the future when they decide they’ve been on sabbatical too long.

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The Right to Go

| Aug 20, 2018 | 1 Reply

Suicide is a problem among members of the transgender community. Transitions that are well planned often go smoothly but now and then someone’s life seems to be on a good path, living in their preferred gender and suddenly you learn that they took their own life. If things are not going well and they are losing family, friends and their job it’s understandable that the “black dog” of depression could take them over. The Artist D last had suicidal thoughts in their teen years. Today they write their thoughts on suicide, within and outside the trans community.

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The Magic of the Gatherings

| Jun 25, 2018 | Reply

The Artist D! has attended their first ever BDSM convention and with the sight of dominatrixes in head to toe latex walking their human “dogs” on leashes and the other somewhat shocking images to be seen at every turn The Artist D! finds a similarity between all conventions that celebrate life styles. And they wonder what the world would be like if the people at BDSM convention, furry conventions, and crossdresser conventions could be totally open and display their inner selves during their everyday life. Get The Artist D!’s other thoughts on the subject in “The Magic of the Gatherings.”

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Transcending with Debbie Louise Cannon

| May 28, 2018 | 1 Reply

Debbie Louise Cannon is a Transformation Coach who has been going through her own transgender transition since July 2012. Debbie helps people by facilitating the process of overcoming their main fears and all the obstacles preventing them from following their truth. Today she talks with The Artist D! about how she works to help trans people live their truth.

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The Transgender Drive-Up Window

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

On behalf of a trans friend who wanted to begin transition The Artist D! began to make inquiries in her town about where to go for hormone therapy and eventual gender confirmation surgery. Believing that her city was one of the bigger, more progressive areas in the USA D expected things to proceed fairly quickly in the search for information. Apparently their expectations were too high. It seems The Artist D!’s “big city” is not as well informed about transgender issues as they thought. Which leaves D wondering what trans people in really remote small towns do for medical care.

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Being Real is Love

| Apr 2, 2018 | 1 Reply

Someone said that the only constant is constant change. If you think you’re always going to be exactly who you are you should learn the wisdom shared by The Artist D! “With age and experience comes wisdom. That is true because with age and experience comes complete and utter exhaustion regarding the things that used to be so damned important.”

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Living Between the Lines

| Feb 5, 2018 | Reply

The Artist D! examines the recent controversy over the tussle between anti-sexual harassment activist and author Rose McGowen and a trans woman during an appearance by McGowen at a Barnes & Noble book event. The trans woman asked McGowen a question about remarks she made on RuPaul’s podcast. At sometime during McGowen’s response things went sideways and soon the two were shouting at each other and neither one was listening. The Artist D! has listened to the shouting and within it she finds rage and pain but she can’t locate the anti-trans statements attributed to McGowen. She includes the video of the incident in this post along with her analysis.

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Ringing it In

| Jan 8, 2018 | Reply

The Artist D! has a New Year message for one and all. Is it hopeful? Is it bleak? Does she wish everyone a happy new year filled with family and friends or a solitary exploration of self? There is only one way to find out. Click here and step into The Artist D! Zone.

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Tranny Queer: The Queerest of Them All

| Dec 11, 2017 | 1 Reply

The Artist D! has been doing a series throughout 2017 covering all aspects of queerness. The Artist D! considers themselves to be “queer” in all areas and they embrace it. Whether it’s sexually, gender related, or just their point of view, it all has a queer cast for The Artist D! Today D wraps up the queer series. Get their final word on the word in today’s post; Tranny Queer: The Queerest of Them All.

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Tranny Queer: Hiding within Innocence

| Nov 13, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D! sees our society as one in which predators exist with submissive types. The predators keep moving like sharks and the submissives in their innocence wonder why they keep getting hurt. At times it seems that everyone has been a victim. The amount of surprise expressed over the number of people who responded to the “MeToo” campaign proves that bad behavior is more prevalent than people imagined. But should we equate having your butt grabbed by a drunk in a bar with a celebrity raping a 13-year-old? The Artist D! thinks we have to pick the battles that need to be fought. See if you agree.

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Tranny Queer: Gay Serial Killers — First Kisses

| Oct 16, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D! continues her “Tranny Queer” series with some thoughts on just why so many people, maybe all of us, are hung up about sex. She points out that when she was young she experienced more anxiety leading up to her first kiss than she does over adult to adult sexual interaction today. And what’s up with all the serial killers who were gay? Were they so messed up over sexuality that they had to go that route to get any sexual pleasure at all? We’re not mantises. Eating your sex partner like they do is wrong!

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Tranny Queer: Transgender Crayons

| Sep 18, 2017 | Reply

A teacher reads to her class from the Jazz Jennings’ book I Am Jazz and parents are outraged. A male student is allowed to wear dresses at school and the parents of another student remove their child from the school. If everything doesn’t comply with how people think it should be then they explode. Meanwhile the things that should create outrage are quietly ignored or swept under the rug. The Artist D! has a few words this month about the oppression of kids that comes from their parent’s expectations. And then there’s the outrage over those different colored crayons. . . .

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Tranny Queer, Rebel Yell

| Aug 21, 2017 | 1 Reply

Today The Artist D! muses on the romantic rebel and the human tendency to disagree about everything and always shun or outright hate the different people. The questions posed in this column may not be readily answered or the reason things are like they are might be right there. See what you think and decide if your bowl of cosmic stew should be served cold, or hot. Some like it hot.

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Tranny Queer, Genderless Identification

| Jul 24, 2017 | 1 Reply

Could The Artist D be a reincarnated female unicorn from the planet Zoltar? Anything is possible. An example? In Oregon and the District of Columbia you can get a driver’s license with no gender designation. You can be a neutral person. Today The Artist D discusses that from a few different angles. She asks questions ranging from why does the government need to put what’s between your legs on your driver’s license, to does a neutral sex designation make any sense? See what you conclude after reading The Artist D’s post.

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Tranny Queer, Dysphoric as Fudge

| Jun 26, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D talks about understanding gender dysphoria in two ways. She/he has always felt like a gender outlaw and can present in either gender or none without being bothered by the shape of their genitals. But The Artist D had issues with body image regarding fat. No matter how thin she/he was they always saw themselves as to fat. The longing to be thin gave them some idea of the effect of gender dysphoria and that was enforced when they were around someone everyday who suffered with gender dysphoria.

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Tranny Queer, I’m a Man, Baby

| May 29, 2017 | Reply

You’ve never met someone like The Artist D. It’s just a fact. The Artist D has always been different. When The Who sang “Who are you? Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo” The Artist D said “I’m me!” When The Artist D was young she was convinced she was a she. Now in his thirties he identifies as a he. Is this odd? You bet, because you’re dealing with The Artist D. And it’s not some whim. It could be evolution or maturation. Whatever it is read on and meet the latest version of The Artist D.

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Tranny Queer, Queers in Church

| May 1, 2017 | Reply

The past is gone and cannot be accessed again. The future is not yet here and no one knows what it will hold. The present is all that we can affect and be aware of. The Artist D thinks that concerns over the past, the future and the will of God may be holding people back from being who they truly are. She explores that theme in today’s post “Tranny Queer, Queers in Church.”

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Tranny Queer, Queers and Steers

| Apr 3, 2017 | 1 Reply

Recently The Artist D! spent a week deep in the heart of Texas. One would think that possibly The Artist D! would not be the most comfortable in such a place but she found that no one actually attacked her and as she traveled around the state she noted differences in how she was treated. Give her column a read to see how the differently gendered/gender queer are treated in the Lone Star State.

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Tranny Queer, the Beginning of Bent

| Mar 13, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D is exploring why we have stick with a particular gender. Why not be what we want to be when we want it? Is it really necessary to pick one and move along? Gender fluidity is a growing phenomena in the trans world. Mixing elements of masculine and feminine becomes more common every day. Join The Artist D as she treks into the gender jungle and seeks out bold new ways to live and be happy.

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Tranny Queer, the Love of Nasty Words

| Feb 6, 2017 | Reply

“It’s only words, and word are all I have…” A line from a song. A song about the power of words, and it so happens that The Artist D’s post today is about the power of words. Like we planned it, or something. What words, you ask? Tranny. Queer. And other words that people use with differing intent. Some use the words to hurt. Other use the words to empower. Read The Artist D’s post and see if you can love the nasty words too.

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Tranny Queer — in the Beginning

| Jan 9, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D has a theme for 2017. This year will be an exploration of what it means to be different, to be an individual and not let words hurt. The Artist D takes the words that have been hurled against her and embraces them as an identity that is truly individual. “Bad” words can be used with love and The Artist D will expound on that in the Tranny Queer theme throughout 2017.

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Cavemen & Cavewomen with Smart Phones

| Dec 12, 2016 | Reply

Every year we hear people go on about how it’s been the worst year, ever. Some respected people died, wars were waged, and the taxes had to be paid. In today’s post from The Artist D she postulates that this is what has been going on for centuries. Every year always brings disappointments since people do die, taxes are always due and awful things do happen. It’s just that in 2016 they are all right there on your smart phone every minute of the day. The Artist D likens it to cave people with smart phones. See if you agree.

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Check Your Armbands at the Door

| Nov 15, 2016 | Reply

Like many people in the LGBT community The Artist D is upset by the recent election and the prospect of a Trump presidency. There is good cause to be concerned but The Artist D is a pragmatist. She advocates not whining and moaning about it but getting organized and come up with a plan to push a progressive, inclusive agenda. The next four years is no time to be a wimp.

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Red Angry Women

| Oct 17, 2016 | Reply

Every positive has a negative. Every mountain is matched by a canyon. The universe is made of opposites and while many feel that the opposing sides of the universe can never ever get together the cliched saying is “opposites attract.” And that was a hit for Paula Abdul. Today The Artist D presents her take on people who always live on one side or the other. She suggests that now and then the light needs some darkness, and vice versa.

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The Authenticity of the Sloven Beast

| Sep 19, 2016 | Reply

Today The Artist D looks at the price of fashion and beauty. Not how much it costs in dollars to look fabulous. She’s talking about the work you need to do in order to walk out that door drop-dead gorgeous. So many people seem to think that it’s okay to go out in flip flops and a torn t-shirt. The Artist D believes that it happened because people wanted to be “authentic.” They don’t want artifice to obscure who they really are. Then someone had to go to the supermarket in pajama pants and it’s been down hill from there.

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Everybody is an Activist

| Aug 29, 2016 | 3 Replies

The advanced technology world makes everyone capable of expressing their opinion about any event anywhere in record time to millions of people. Twitter and Facebook, the “social media,” make everyone able to let the world know how you feel about everything, from which movies you think suck to your grief over the latest senseless murder atrocities. All you have to do is type it up and hit Post. Then you get that satisfying feeling of having done something that “matters.” The Artist D suggests that maybe your opinion doesn’t really matter the way you think it does. See if you agree.

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