Tag Archives: transition

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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‘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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Docking Clamps Released

The other day, in the stairwell where I work (where I was gone for 3 years and recently returned), I saw a research collaborator I worked with three years ago and haven’t spoken to since – not even to say … Continue reading

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Collision and Whiplash

I want to share with you, dear readers, some of my inner experience over the past month – an experience of lostness and self-imposed silencing. The day after my last post, an article highlighting trans men at Wellesley hit New … Continue reading

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Decoder Ring

In my entire memory, I have never liked anything feminine – at least, not for myself. At first, this made me feel defective, like I would never measure up to other women, because I didn’t like dresses, I never, ever … Continue reading

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George Fox University, Trans* Housing, and Quakers

When I learned recently that George Fox University (GFU), a Christian university named for the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), had denied appropriate housing to one of its students, Jayce, who happens to be transgender, all of my … Continue reading

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Visibility

Coming out of having lived life as a queer woman, one of the realities of physical transition coupled with cis-normativity is an inevitable disconnection from some of the queer spaces I used to feel affirmed and accepted in. While I … Continue reading

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