Book Cover for         Brave Ribbons - A Transgender Christmas Carol by Holly Maholm

The Woman Behind The Story

Author Holly Maholm grew up in a suburban area south of Akron, Ohio and graduated high school in 1967. She entered Yale University where she majored in Japanese History, Language & Culture, graduating in 1972. She then spent two years living and working in Tokyo, Japan, as a translator and researcher, after which she returned to the United States to attend The Ohio State University School of Law, graduating in 1977.

She returned to Tokyo and worked as an attorney in a Japanese-American law firm, working there from 1977 through 1979. In that year she returned to the U.S. to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working as an attorney at a company which at the time was the largest sports marketing agency in the world. She worked as a senior attorney at that company until 2004 when she retired and set up her own law office.

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A Transgender President in 2016!

Posted By Holly Maholm • May 5, 2016

No wait. I said that wrong. What I meant was: In 2016, transgender men and women will elect the President. Yea. That’s closer to the truth. Here is how it will happen.

There are two national parties – the Blue Party and the Red Party. Now, most transgender folks will vote for the candidate of the Blue Party, but what about the Red [...]

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Memo to President-Elect Donald Trump

Posted By Holly Maholm • May 5, 2016

(I had a dream last night that Donald Trump won the election. Then, he decided to “reach out” to the LGBT community by asking me to give him advice on how his administration should handle certain issues that relate to LGBT men and women.)

To:      President-Elect Trump

From:  Holly Maholm

Subject:  Proposed LGBT [...]

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You Say "Fetish" Like It's a Bad Thing

Posted By Holly Maholm • May 5, 2016

Recently I have read articles attacking men who – it is claimed – have turned transwomen into “fetish objects.” These are men who – it is darkly suggested – have improper desires for transwomen, and whose erotic attachment to our transgender bodies “dishonors” us. This is bullshit.

To begin with, as we can all agree if we recall the [...]

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Caitlyn Has Been Found! - Part 2

Posted By Holly Maholm • May 5, 2016

I was sitting in a booth at Donut Time, and with me were Sin-Dee and Alexandra – two transgender prostitutes – and Chester, their pimp. Seeing some activity outside, we looked and saw a new black Escalade – still wet from the car wash around the corner – pull up in front. The passenger door opened and out stepped Caitlyn! She hastily folded [...]

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