Donate.

PayPal now has a cool option to create a donate link, so I did: https://www.paypal.me/helenboydbooks Recently I surprised a friend who was under the (incorrect) assumption that professors make a lot of money. They don’t. I’m not working for a… Continue Reading

Not On Our Watch

Apparently the news is reporting there were 250 people at an event I helped organize tonight, on the spur of the moment, in freezing cold weather, with absolutely no list of speakers or musical acts or anything. For those who… Continue Reading

WI LGBTQ Summit: 2/25 in Milwaukee

I’ll be doing a workshop at the Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit in Milwaukee on February 25th. My session description goes like so: Trans Advocacy for Trans Families As a non-trans trans advocate, Helen Boyd has been educating trans and non-trans people… Continue Reading

River+Bay

I just got back to Appleton after driving from here to LA with my wife. I left her there to act. To leap. To take another jump at the acting career she left behind when she transitioned. As she puts… Continue Reading

Help Fund My Wife’s Next Step

The person you all originally met as Betty landed an acting gig in a movie called And Then There Was Eve this past summer. I wrote a little a while back about how she’d given up acting for a long… Continue Reading

This Year’s Fun Home Lecture

There’s a little message to all of the LGBTQ+ people at the beginning of this one, around 2:47-5:30 or so.

Teaser Clip: And Then There Was Eve

The first teaser from Rachel’s movie And Then There Was Eve: Teaser!!! #indiefilm #lgbt #transisbeautiful #evethemovie #jazz #blues #relationshipdrama #filmfestival #psychologicaldrama #sandiegofilm #tanianolan #rachelcrowl #complexrelationship #independentfilm #loveislove #whatislove #busking A video posted by And Then There Was Eve (@evethemovie) on… Continue Reading

My Wife Tells That Story…

There’s a cool Moth-like event here in Appleton called StoryCatchers, and my wife volunteered to tell a story at its second happening because the theme was “the first time”. Some of you will recognize the story – of her going… Continue Reading

Interview: Ashley Altadonna & Helen Boyd, Pt. 2

Here’s Part 2 of the conversation between me and Ashley Altadonna, the filmmaker. Ashley: What do you wish trans partners knew more regarding their cisgendered partners? Helen: That we feel all the stigma, too, and feel personally at risk as… Continue Reading

New Author Photos

I try to update my pics when there’s a significant change of whatever kind. Kind of necessary this time around.

And Then There Was Eve

As it turns out, my lovely wife auditioned for a role in a movie called And Then There Was Eve… and got it. So after a decade away from acting, she is back to doing the thing she does best.… Continue Reading

Eleanor Kramer, 1930 – 2016

We’ll miss you mom.  

Stuff I Said

Last night at my talk at The Tool Shed in Milwaukee, a couple of people live-tweeted the event. So here’s some stuff I said, in the order I said them: “I was the very enthusiastic girlfriend of a crossdresser &… Continue Reading

Me Tomorrow at The Tool Shed, MKE

Tomorrow (Thursday 4/7) I’ll be doing an event in Milwaukee at the awesome Tool Shed as part of Milwaukee’s SHARE (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) week. It’s called “PROMISES YOU CAN KEEP: Through Transition Together” 8:30 PM Here’s where you… Continue Reading

Me @ The Tool Shed, MKE

I’ll be doing an event on Thursday, April 7th in Milwaukee at the awesome Tool Shed as part of Milwaukee’s SHARE (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) week. Here’s where you register for it. Here’s the Facebook event. Here’s the FetLife… Continue Reading

New Headshot

… because I cut my hair.

China!

I’ll be out of town – out of the country, in fact – until Saturday, 12/19, and will have limited access to email, Facebook, and the rest.  

Fun Home Lecture

A few days ago I gave a lecture on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home for the first year students at Lawrence, and while I don’t have a video, I do have this audio, so if you’re interested in some… Continue Reading

WI Book Fest – Resources

As promised, a few of the resources I promised to people who came to the Love, Always reading yesterday at A Room of One’s Own. My online group for partners of trans people: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/engender_partners/info Our online forum for trans people… Continue Reading

Transition: A Generation of Change

A couple of amazing students put this short clip together for a class that promotes media making in the service of community. I was honored to be a part of it, but the real props go to Rowan and her… Continue Reading