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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Once You Go Pink, “So Frisky!” You’ll Think.

Posted By Holly Maholm • December 12, 2016

The next few minutes are a mystery to me. I remember being pushed and knocked about, considerable snorting behind my head and in my ears, and an over-all sensation of being caught up in an irresistible pink hurricane. Coming to, I found myself standing with my palms against the wall in one of the stalls of the bathroom, my skirt scrunched [...]

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Two Legs Good, Four Legs Better

Posted By Holly Maholm • December 12, 2016

Sassy Pants finished her oration, then looked around the room for confirmation that her speech had had its desired effect. Indeed, I saw expressions of anger on the faces of the other patrons, they having been equally moved to righteous indignation by her words. Then, from out of the crowd there emerged a most amazing sight!
It was [...]

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“Virtuous?” Yes. “Virginal?” Not So Much.

Posted By Holly Maholm • December 12, 2016

I waited for Sassy Pants to return from the Ladies Room, but as the moments ticked by, I become concerned. So I got up and walked toward the restrooms in the back. But when I passed the door to the Men’s Room, I heard loud, even thunderous noises coming from inside. There was clearly a violent altercation taking place! I could feel the [...]

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Vote for Sassy Pants!

Posted By Holly Maholm • December 12, 2016