A topically arranged guide to common (and sometimes controversial) terms.
The National Women’s March – the first march I have attended – left me very hopeful for our future. I was especially impressed by the younger generation.
McCrory and I agree on one thing: the women and children of North Carolina – and those in the rest of the country – desperately need protection. We disagree, though, on how prioritizing this discriminatory bill solves anything.
When I transitioned, I quickly learned that being an ally isn’t just about defending the oppressed. It is also about making them feel welcome and valued.
On Mother’s Day, A brief reflection on mothers and motherhood.
Season Two of I am Cait is an improvement on Season One, but it is hardly adequate. Caitlyn Jenner is neither an effective educator nor ambassador.
Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement that she would like to be the trans ambassador to the President – to Ted Cruz of all people – absolutely nauseates me. Ms. Jenner has repeatedly exposed both her ignorance and her privilege.
When I transitioned, I quickly learned that, when people tried to define me, they really defined themselves.
When I transitioned, I worried constantly about becoming a victim of violence. I consulted the Transgender Violence Tracking portal, which seeks to report incidents of violence against transgender people. The portal reported 268 murders in the 12 months between November 19, 2013 and November 14, 2014. I composed this summary of just a few of the ways we died that year.
I wrote this after emerging from the most vulnerable period in my life. It is a letter to my younger self. I was probably channeling Polonius, who counseled his son, Laertes: “And these few precepts in thy memory see thou character.” …