The history of Madeline H. Wyndzen, Ph. D.'s website "All Mixed Up Perspectives on Transgenderism and 'Gender Identity Disorder' is described."
A Brief History of Madeline's Web Site Development:
- 1997: Maddie first created this web site. It was at geocities and was maybe four pages. It was kind of a goofy fun thing she did after some random guy showed her how to write in HTML. She didn't expect anybody to actually read it.
- 1998: Maddie moves the web site to Julie's Gender Web Project. Special Thank You for Julie Case!!!
- 1999: Maddie renames her web site "All Mixed Up" to reflect how she understands her own development. This site was originally named "Gender Outside the Lines" to reflect how creative and rule-breaking Madeline's feelings were, to her, at the time.
- 2000: Maddie's web site now has about five dozen pages, gets almost 100 unique visitors each day, and is linked to by about 24 other people's unique web sites! She sometimes thinks of giving up developing her site but she loves your e-mails and helping people. Besides, she still has a lot more to learn about herself and this web site is her way to express that!
- 2001: Maddie's adds a few more essays but mainly improves the underlying web-site structure. The web pages are re-composed in HTML 4.0 with a separate style-sheet document and optimized graphics. The web-site now downloads as quickly as possible. The web-site now has its own domain: genderpsychology.org
- 2002-2003: Maddie adds several more essays. Rather than more personal essays on which this site began, the newer essays mostly address the field of psychology, especially the mental illness model of transgenderism and the growing controversy about autogynephilia.
- 2004: Maddie redesigned the web-site with improved and clean navigation. To recognize the new found focus on psychopathology, the site is renamed, "Psychology of Gender Identity & Transgenderism."
- 2005-2006: Maddie steps away from t-world for personal and professional reasons. The website remains, but it remains unchanged.
- 2007: Maddie improves the web design with page summaries. The site is renamed All Mixed Up Perspectives on Transgenderism and 'Gender Identity Disorder' to bring together the original focus on personal exploration and the psychological focus.
- 2008 (planned): Maddie plans to bring closure to her role in the autogynephilia debate. Using her expertise in psychology to engage in the debate over psychopathology was meant to help transgendered persons define themselves rather than being defined by the value judgments of others. Instead, continually acknowledging their claims by pointing out the scientific flaws, seems to only serve to give psychopathologists too much power to define the transgender community. Maddie plans to renew her focus on personal essays and conveying the value of psychology (beyond the psychopathology of GID and TF) in transgendered persons' lives.