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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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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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Breathing In Anger

I have been feeling really angry this week. I have been feeling really angry, and part of me is relieved. I have been holding my breath and trying to survive an extraordinary sea of change in my life. I have … Continue reading

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‘It’s complicated’

I am constantly trying to find a place for my story, my life, in this world that regularly denies the existence of trans folks, both actively and tacitly. Until I was 26, I had picked up on very few clues … Continue reading

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(Not) Fitting In

The other day, I was in lab chatting with a couple of my coworkers, when I thought I heard them mispronoun me. That is, I thought I heard one of them – and then the other – accidentally refer to … Continue reading

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I-93

As a transgender person, my body is a living, breathing, walking protest. My body inconveniences other people, makes ‘regular folks’ angry, is declared unnecessary, inappropriate, and disruptive. My body is asked to accommodate other people’s schedules, is told what shape … Continue reading

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