The Making of … “Housewife” Art

The absolutely charming woodcuts that grace the cover & inside pages of “Housewife: Home-remaking in a transgender marriage” were done by Katy Collier. For a look at her art please visit: Some of the beautiful art from the...

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Snapshots 2013

The boys and I return to a loving Seda, fat cats, and a very happy dog. Seda has readied the garden and, within three days, the boys and I planted tomatoes, brassicas, lettuce, winter and summer squash, garlic, and beans. I work for a second summer at the NVC Family...

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Snapshots 2009

Seda designs and gets plans approved for a bedroom, office, and bathroom addition with a private entrance. We break ground together, but it is Trinidad who cannot rest.He is digging the footing for our new foundation as if it must be done within the week. His friends...

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Snapshots 2006

I discreetly study Seda out of the corner of my eye every morning as we eat breakfast, and I try to see her as the woman she sees herself as.This is not easy. I have to imagine away the beard stubble and the face of the man I fell in love with almost fifteen years...

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Snapshots 2005

I become a bit crazy about getting a dog.I keep a journal of my experience as if the puppy were a baby in gestation. I read several books on border terriers and order a puppy from a reputable breeder. I save a thousand dollars over the course of a year and throw a...

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Snapshots 2004

Our new house is in the perfect neighborhood, but it is remarkably isolated.It faces a neighbor’s side yard across the street, and all of our adjacent neighbors’ houses face away from ours.I had not foreseen this isolation.The boys and I are in our front yard often,...

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Snapshots: 2003

There is a Zen-like ornamental garden ten feet from the busy rural highway where we now live in this borrowed house. I do not relax at all when I watch my toddler play here. Two days after the fire, a friend thinks to give me underwear, for which I am grateful. I wear...

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Kristin Collier
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