Becca Benz

Author's details

Date registered: November 5, 2015


Becca Benz is a writer, photographer and model who has her own website and blog, writes a weekly column for Trans Global Magazine and contributes articles to various blogs. She is active within the transgender community, is a college graduate, served in the Army and is the proud parent of two adult sons.

Latest posts

  1. Goodbye 2017, hello 2018 — December 31, 2017
  2. Book Review: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld — November 15, 2017
  3. Book review: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman — November 8, 2017
  4. New feature: Good Reads with Becca! — November 6, 2017
  5. Hope — April 5, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. My Road to Becoming a Grooby Girl – Part 1 — 4 comments
  2. My Road to Becoming a Grooby Girl – Part 2 — 4 comments
  3. Why 2015 was such a remarkable year for me — 3 comments
  4. The Other L Word — 2 comments
  5. Veterans Day — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018

I am glad that 2017 is finally coming to a close because it has been a difficult and painful year, mainly due to family issues and the general ugliness that has overtaken our nation. I have been profoundly depressed and unhappy this year. I wish I could compartmentalize things or just not let these things …

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Book Review: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld This book surprised me in many ways. I almost put it back on the shelf at the library because a book about a First Lady is not something which would normally appeal to me, but Curtis Sittenfeld is an author I recently discovered so I figured what the heck, I’ll give …

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Book review: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

I’ve read a lot of books which were entertaining and enjoyable even though the characters or plot were not completely believable, or the dialogue was choppy or the humor forced. But occasionally you are blessed to come upon an author whose writing style and dialogue flow seamlessly and the humor comes naturally, and the characters …

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New feature: Good Reads with Becca!

I have always been an avid reader since I was a young child, which I got from my mom who always had a book with her and encouraged my love of reading. I had a subscription to National Geographic at an early age which opened up a whole new world to me. I still have …

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I’ve been mostly silent for the past week and a half, but I’ve still been writing, a lot. Writing is like a form of therapy to me, it helps me to think and make sense of what goes on in my life. Sometimes I just write like I’m journaling, or sometimes I’ll write to someone …

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Betrayal of the heart

I’ve always felt love would happen for me when the time was right. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned through trial and error that love can’t be forced or rushed, and that the harder I look for it the more elusive it is, but I’d become more confident it would eventually happen. I feel like …

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Getting past my insecurities about joining a gym

I recently joined a gym because in the past year it’s gotten harder to maintain the level of fitness I’m used to, which I’m assuming is due to being another year older and my metabolism slowing down. Ah yes, the joys of getting older. I feel like I’ve been working out twice as much and …

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Trump Inauguration 2017: The Day America and I Got Reamed

When my colonoscopy got rescheduled to January 20th I had to laugh because how appropriate is it to get a colonoscopy on Trump’s Inauguration Day. Metaphorically speaking, you could not have asked for a more perfect aligning of the stars to bring these two events together, because when you think about it, both America and …

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Life and Death

This has been a year defined by life and death. The year started off with the birth of my precious grandson, but was soon followed by the news that my step-father had been moved to hospice care as his terminal disease was nearing the end of its course. Then I recently learned I will once …

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Father’s Day as a trans woman

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are times to celebrate the special bond between children and their parents, but they can be difficult and confusing times for transgender people and their families. There can be uncertainty about whether it’s appropriate to celebrate Father’s Day for a trans woman or Mother’s Day for a trans man. And …

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