Author: Aaron Taylor Kuffner

Traci Renee Braxton was born on April 2, 1971, in Severn, Maryland. Her parents were both devout Christians. Her father was a minister, and her mother was a pastor who had previously worked as an opera singer. Traci Braxton was raised in a strict religious home, along with her four sisters and one elder brother. Traci’s first musical experiences were as a member of the choir at church. Television as a Career Traci returned to the public eye after a long absence with a recurring role on Braxton Family Values, a reality television show. The show premiered in…

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Drew, a 21-year-old in Irvine, California, needs help: He’s transgender, and after starting hormone replacement therapy he’s facing harassment from coworkers. It’s gotten so bad, Drew tells a crisis counselor via a text-based chat session, that he’s considering suicide. He can’t quit his job, however, because he needs the money. “i think about killing myself pretty constantly these days,” Drew types. The counselor reassures Drew — thanking him for reaching out to talk, telling him he’s not alone — and draws out details about how Drew plans to kill himself.”Have you done anything today to try to kill yourself?” the…

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