Tag Archives: transphobia

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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The ‘Wrong’ Body

I am transgender, and I was not born in the ‘wrong’ body. My body is only ‘wrong’ in a binary-focused, cisnormative narrativeĀ that says being trans is only ok if you strive to assimilate to mainstream cultural ideas of gender and … Continue reading

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Hey Women’s Colleges! Trans* People Exist!

I am a male alum of Wellesley College, a women’s college. When I applied to and enrolled at Wellesley, I did not know I was male. I did not know the entire time I was enrolled, and even for a … Continue reading

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