Reflections on my GRS results, the invisibility of womanhood and hidden disabilities, the ways women save each other, learning how to live with my post-operative body and preparing for my upcoming revision AKA the "second" GRS surgery.
A short quiz to help you figure out your gender identity. Try the alternate version if the original doesn’t give a definitive answer. [more inside]
I've compiled a book from my writings online here at Metafilter, Facebook and Tumblr, chronologically documenting my gender transition from January 2013 to September 2016. The book is available via Amazon.com. [more inside]
As part of a studio capstone for my master of urban planning program (and in partnership with the non-profit, Hollaback!), six others and I have developed a report entitled "Beyond the Bathroom: gender-inclusive planning for public spaces." [more inside]
A place for both cis and trans women to learn from other cis and trans women about PrEP and Sexual Health! [more inside]
"I’m still learning what my kind of motherhood would look like, since I live among institutions and ideologies that continue to question my existence." [more inside]
A brief illustrated essay about Pajubá, a mix of Yoruba and Portuguese that Brazilian travestis use in daily life, published in Matter (Medium). [more inside]
A short, satirical film about trans misrepresentation in the media. (TW included on YouTube page.) All trans girl soundtrack featuring Hearken!, Jenna and the Pups, Ex. by V., Femmepire and Haley Paille. Enjoy.
A satirical recruitment ad calling for trans women to join the military. I wrote and directed this to protest the recent prioritization of trans inclusion in the armed forces above and beyond all of our myriad concerns, something which happened on the say so of one billionaire with absolutely no dialogue with the larger trans community. Enjoy.
I ran across what I think is a previously unpublished article I wrote in 2003 giving an overview of what was at the time the previous 15 years of zines on topics related to trans issues. It also lumps in drag with transsexual and transgender writing, which might be problematic, but it does illustrate how drag was a topic covered earlier in zines than trans topics.
Transwoman writes screenplay! Invites others to do what they will with it! Film at some point in the future! [more inside]
You may recognize me from my many comments in trans-related MetaFilter threads as both the partner and the parent of transgendered people. I was recently asked to contribute an essay about my five-year-old son's gender history to Friends Journal, a national Quaker magazine. Here it is!
Miss Gender is a video podcast created by Jay Frosting and me about about my transition from male to female. I’ve been contemplating my gender identity since I was 13 or 14 and, now in my mid-30s, I’ve started to get my head around the reality that I’m transgender. [more inside]