Tag Archives: trans*

International Women’s Day

[Below is something I posted on social media today. I’m sharing it here as is, unpolished (per my usual self-imposed blog standards), so more folks can easily find it and link to it if they want. Hopefully I will find … Continue reading

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TSA ‘Private Screening’ As A Trans Man, Part II

In the bathroom, I prepare for my next trip through TSA security. I have not yet left for the airport, where I will again stop in the bathroom one last time before getting in the security line. I change one … Continue reading

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TSA ‘Private Screening’ As A Trans Man, Part I

I recently experienced what seems to be a right of passage for trans people who have to go through airport security: the private screening.¬†I was on my way to catch a flight home after traveling for Thanksgiving, and wrote the … Continue reading

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Bravery

“You’re so brave!” This is a refrain that many trans people hear with some frequency. I don’t know how to respond when people tell me this. Thanks? I am brave the way someone might run through a field of thorny … Continue reading

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My Body Is ‘Inappropriate’: Practicing Self Love

[Content note: Discussion of body image and weight in the context of oppression and internalized feelings.] I want to take a minute to talk about self-esteem, particularly as a queer and trans person. Every day, at least once a day, … Continue reading

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Mutable

“Sometimes I feel like ‘male’ is an island I’m clinging to after being lost at sea.” This is hard for me to write about. It has been a year since I started working in a place where everyone (who didn’t … Continue reading

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You Are Not Here Because You Belong Here

You belong here¬†because you are here. Recently, a tech company had a female employee depicted in one of the advertisements for their company. There was sexist backlash, folks suggesting that the woman in the ad must have been an actress … Continue reading

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