The sad tale of Anya Adora

Bert asks:

What causes someone to act out in this way? Is it a cry for help? Is it an attempt to get attention?

Here's the whole story up until a few weeks ago, told in first person.

Seems like a slow decline of physical and mental health, to say the least (this isn't at all the worst of it):

One month later, while still out from work and recovering from a major surgery, i ended up losing my gallbladder due to the narcotics i was given apparently building up and crystalizing my gallbladder. It is unusual for a 28 year old male to have this issue, and the MD's felt this was a side affect of a sugery we all agreed i needed to live. This month, while in massive pain from holes in my chest and side, unable to stand straight, in so much pain i was literally blacking out 5-10 times a day waiting for them to determine what now was wrong with my body, was hands down, the most unpleasant month of my life. I wouldn't wish such a month on ANYONE.

EDIT (April 14, 2017 9:08 AM) I removed a part of the headline that identified the subjec by their former legal name.

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Wow

This is a really interesting life story.

It actually reads pretty coherently, and is an interesting account of the system being 'designed to fail' for someone that desperately needs mental health care, and at the same time validation of the abuses from their employer.

I wonder what caused the downturn of events just days after this post? I can tell that Anya desperately wanted to tell their story, but it is too bad that it took such a wrong turn.

But I am Just Another Voice

But I am Just Another Voice

updates

From Olympian Regional briefs for June 14th
A man who has been in jail since May 28 after allegedly bringing a Taser to Capital High School and pointing it at students had his Friday hearing in Olympia Municipal Court continued until Monday.
Anya Adora is being held at the Olympia City Jail on combined $100,000 bail for two of his misdemeanor citations. He is being held on suspicion of two counts of harassment and one count each of unlawful display of a weapon and disorderly conduct.
Adora's hearing is set for 10:30 a.m
I've not found updates since this yet, anyone have any?

Poor Anya

Everybody is out to screw poor Anya so I guess threatening to mutilate people's genitals over the internet and threatening others in person with a taser is understandable.

Missing from Anya's self-centered rant is an apology or more than the briefest acknowledgment that s/he's actions were wrong. There is more than a whiff of sociopathology in the writing.

Anya deserves the dignity, respect and medical care due any human being. Sympathy? I think not.

UH...

I think you're off the mark a bit on this one, unless you know of some recent Anya writings that other's don't.

What?

Who are you talking to? I'm not excusing anything, I'm not minimizing what happened at all.

It was s/he's old posting I was referencing

The ones that appeared on his My Space page, which are no longer on line, and the threatening posts he made to Olyblog that were taken down w/in 24 hour. That said I think reading s/he's simplecircut posting may lay out a sad tale it is not excuse s/he's violent anti-social rantings and actions.

My Mom has lived all her adult life with crippling rheumatoid arthritis. In the 52 years she had been in pain not once did she threaten anyone with genital mutilation or homicide. I know several folks who stuggle with mental illness, (myself included (dysthymia depression)) but none of us have threatened anyone to get treatment.

In all honesty I do have some reservations that we have read the whole truth, but where ever the truth may lie, surely there is a problem with the methods s/he's used to seek justice.

Based on what I've read,

I believe Anya Adora identifies as female.

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My S/he designation

is my admittedly clumsy attempt to wrestle with the fact that our language has a problem with transitional gender identification. A penis and testicles biologically defines one as male regardless of hormones or self-identification. This is not to dismiss the role of culture in gender identification but lacking a nuanced understanding of gender I fall back on biological definitions while attempting to respect one's definition of their gender.

Man I wish I was more articulate anpout this. Funny, not to knock S6, but but why isn't there a discussion on gender ID equal to, or greater than, Bearded Women.

LOL

 Because just as the community will not face the issues with bearded women, they will not face up to the transgender issue unless someone outside of the "priveleged" class brings it up.  It is still a faux pas for someone outside of a distinct group to try and discuss that group, especially if it is a small and badly understood group.  Just my two cents.

I tend to use the catchall terms s/he if the person is biologically male, and shemale if the person is biologically female.  If a sex change operation has been done, I tend to use the appropriate term for what the person has changed into.

Cool, now we can have another flame war about evil white males bringing up stuff that should't concern them.  </sarcasm> 

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." --Mark Twain

 

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Oh S6

Why do you go looking for trouble in Olytown? Have faith in the good intentions of the Best and Brightest residing in the Home of the Gods. Or Zeus will zap yer ass Beeatch!

LOL

I got a 7.62mm steel cored answer for Zeus, followed up with 16.5" of cold Soviet steel! Bring 'em on comrade!

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This is a non political tag line and cannot be linked up through a twisted thought process to an obscure company making specialty tools.  

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"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." --Mark Twain

 

This is a non political tag line and cannot be linked up through a twisted thought process to an obscure company making specialty tools.  

blame patterns

"We all assign blame in our own best interest. So one of the most important functions in society is who controls the blame patterns." -U. Utah Phillips

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Our language isn't the problem.

I can call someone a "he" because that person has testicles. I can call that same person a "she" because that person self-identifies as female. It really just depends on the context, to whom I am speaking, and my willingness to just "let it go." Only the most dense among us would be confused by someone using the word "she" in this case. Resisting that usage is not so much a problem of language, but of stuborness.

I think...(not that anybody cares)

...that self identification is important in this matter. No matter what genitalia a person has they can most certainly feel personally connected to the opposite sex, neither, both, etc. She-Male and He/She, for example, are not words commonly used when one describes their gender, they're usually reserved for pejorative humor or porn.

Genitals are like fingerprints, there are no two exactly alike in the world. The testicles, penis, clitoris, and vagina vary in size and shape and sensitivity from one person to the next. Couldn't this mean that there is a gender for every person in the world? If I can live my life and become conservative about this, liberal about that, anarchistic here, and libertarian there, then couldn't my gender identity develop in the same way? I believe so.

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I care

And I agree - self identification matters.

Thanks Rob

I care. I used the word I did because I had seen it used in transgender friendly forums. I guess it has gone out of favor.

Genitals are like fingerprints

Now that's funny. It's my nomination for the best one-liner of the month.

Book em Dano. Be sure to get good prints.

I wasn't trying to be funny.

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I know you wern't but...

Unintentional humor is the best humor.

For the record (FTR) gender self-identification is important and should be respected. I may have some reservations about Identity Politics but using the gender identity someone chooses is not a big deal and is the polite thing to do. Go Trannies!

The True Tragedy of Anya Adora

um...where to begin...although i feel for Anya...more than any of you may ever understand...I care even more for my daughter...the child that h/she abandoned fourteen years ago...so perhaps the classification h/she should be identified under is "deadbeat". And perhaps while h/she is undergoig psychiatric treatment for gender issues h/she could ask the psych for some advice on the "daddy" issues his/her child has or how myself, the mother of that child (and no i am not the understanding HS girlfriend, i am the adult fiance that was equally understanding and supportive to the point where i would have given up everything including my own happiness to move all the way to seattle for Anya. I am the one h/she didn't mention; I assume to avoid having to tell you all about the daughter.) should explain all of this to his/her daughter. Or perhaps how knowing that h/she has a genetic life threatening syndrome might find it in him/her to locate me to let me know that I should have OUR child tested for this.

What's Happened Since?

Anyone know if the outlook has improved?

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MY PUBLIC SERVICE HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA :


1st PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

King County Department Of Elections (2000)
I was one of 75 people who HAND RECOUNTED BALLOTS
DURING THE 2000 ELECTION WHEN BUSH FIRST GOT
ELECTED.

TRUTH.


2nd PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

King County Department Of Public Heatlh (2000)

Computer Contract Tech Contracted To Update
700+ PC's COUNTY-WIDE for a switch from an
OLD IBM MAINFRAME to a MODERN SERVER.

TRUTH.


3rd PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

King County Department Of Transit (2000)

Short Term Temp Gig Assisting The Woman Who Teaches
Little Kids How To Be SAFE RIDING BUSSES !

I put together the packets she gave them at Elementary
Schools when she performed this task.

TRUTH.


4th PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

King County Department Of Natural Resources (2000)

Short Term Tempt Gig doing accounting work & data-entry.

TRUTH.


5th PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

King County's COP Program (Community Organizing Program) (2000)

Was hired to fill in for the Administrative Assistant To The
DIRECTOR of this program. The COP Division is actually
FEDERALLY FUNDED, but resides within a King County Office
as we performed tasks related to King County & Its residents.

I created Power-Point presentations which were used to assist
all types of people needing social service assistance, as well as
for those who regularly worked at local community centers from
this very program, educating children against the DANGERS OF
DRUG USE AND GANG VIOLENCE.

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THE PERSON KING COUNTY SHERRIF'S CALLED TO GET
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HOUSES THROUGHOUT ALL OF KING COUNTY. I was the
intermediary that faxed and called WASHINGTON DC
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King County Law Enforcement.

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at the King County Surplus Program, and together, both of us
made a HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HOMELESS
PEOPLE, BATTERED WOMEN, AND OTHERS NEEDING
ASSISTANCE in the way of getting needed resources which
were being auctioned off to save space, to be instead given
DIRECTLY TO ALL KING COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTERS
AND SERVICES WHICH COULD USE THEM INSTEAD.

You tell me that isn't something to feel good or proud about,
and i will tell you TO FUCK THE HELL OFF.

TRUTH.


6th PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

Washington State Department Of Licensing (2003)

Was hired through Morningside Services Commercial Division
to perform Data-Verification tasks as well as Train, Supervise
and oversee on-sight operations of the verification of scanned
images of documents which were to be destroyed, but needed
to still be maintained under WA RCW's for legal purposes.

TRUTH.


7th PUBLIC SERVICE JOB :

Washington State Department Of Labor & Industries (2004-2006)

Claims Initiation Unit, Assisted in Scan / Index Unit as Alternate
Duty, Volunteered as a Safety Volunteer Person, as well as
Volunteered to Serve On L&I's Internal SAFETY & HEALTH
COMMITTEE, which led to my being the web-design maintainer
for L&I's Intra-net whereas Safety & Security Issues were
concerned.

Also became a UNION SHOP STEWARD at L&I for WFSE
(Washington State Federation of Employees) in order to assist
others i felt were not being treated fairly in the workplace (ie.
Minorities of ANY KIND)

During my difficult time through my GENDER TRANSITION AT
THIS JOB, i became aware of the fact that L&I had not been
complying with an EXECUTIVE ORDER SIGNED BY FORMER
WA GOVERNOR GARY LOCKE, whereas GLB Rights being
recognized in administrative legal jargon form were concerned.

It took my being harassed at work, and my being asked to
appear before the HEADS OF THE AGENCY & WFSE at a
UNION / MGMT QUARTERLY MEETING, where i told what
happened to me and the VERY DIRECTOR OF L&I RIGHT
NOW who doesn't see fit to ensure my safety or health, looked
me in the eye across the big boardroom table on FL 5 outside
L&I Director's Ofc. THANKED ME FOR SHARING MY STORY,
and then L&I's ADMIN CODE WAS REVISED TO REFLECT
THAT ALL Gay Lesbian & Bi-Sexual Persons that work for
Washington State's Department of Labor & Industries were and
still are RECOGNIZED AS BEING PROTECTED UNDER THE
EXECUTIVE ORDER SIGNED BY FORMER GOVERNOR
LOCKE which MANDATES this and had for MANY YEARS,
despite L&I's VIOLATION OF THIS !


TRUTH.


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1998, Worked As A Contractor For The BATTELLE RESEARCH
CORP. at their (former) campus in Seattle & Sand Pointe. I
coded all the data for THOUSANDS of persons who had DIED
FROM BRAIN CANCER, FOR A FEDERALLY FUNDED
*NIOSH RESEARCH PROJECT.

(*National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health)

Also assisted the LEAD PROGRAMMER in troubleshooting
and revising the database we used for this project.

TRUTH.


Former After Hours Medical Exchange Operator (Olympia &
Seattle)

I was the FIRST MALE TO EVER BE ALLOWED TO ANSWER
A PHONE TO TRANSFER RAPE VICITMS TO A COUNSELOR
IN THURSTON COUNTY. The ONLY REASON FOR THIS WAS
BECAUSE OF MY PROVEN ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO
HELP PEOPLE OF ANY KIND IN DIFFICULT TIMES AND
HORRIFIC SITUATIONS.

TRUTH.


Worked For DELTA DENTAL's HQ in Seattle WA, 1998-1999,
as a data entry clerk, who was then CHOSEN TO BE THE
SINGLE PERSON WHO WENT ON TO BUILD THEIR FIRST
NATIONAL DOCTOR (*Dentist) DATABASE under their Multi-
Million Dollar Project to re-vamp their operations NATIONALLY.



TRUTH.


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, TEACHING HOSPITAL /
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION. (2001)

I performed accounting work as well as some database work
which i can not go into detail in regards to due to the contract i
signed to work there.

TRUTH.



WHY DID I DO ALL OF THIS WHEN PRIVATE SECTOR
JOBS PAID MUCH MORE FOR MY SKILL-SET AND STILL
DO ?

BECAUSE UNLIKE MANY OF THE PEOPLE I MET OVER
ON 'MySpace' I ACTUALLY CARE ENOUGH TO TRY TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LIFE. EVEN IF IT MEANS A
SINGLE PHONE CALL TO A SINGLE PERSON TO HELP A
SINGLE PERSON IN NEED.

UNLIKE PUNK & ROCK BANDS AS WELL AS MANY
OTHERS WHO BITCH AND MOAN ABOUT HOW FUCKED
UP THIS WORLD IS, AND THEN SPEND THEIR TIME
GETTING HIGH OR REACHING FOR FAME & FORTUNE AT
ANY AND ALL ARTISTIC COSTS, I REALIZED LONG AGO
THAT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


I HAVE BEEN AND REMAIN LIVING PROOF OF THIS,
WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE OR UNDERSTAND THIS
SIMPLE FACT.


TRUTH.



So um yeah, i'm a real prick who hasn't a clue
and just likes to fuck with people...