The beginning of 2014 marked a strange and challenging time in my life. The 6-year relationship with my now-ex was in its final stages of unravelling, and I was about to move to a new apartment. On the flip side of that, my writing had just begun to take off, finding some success […]
In my latest piece for Slate, I wrote a bit about the inherent biological essentialism that goes into terms like “lady parts,” “boy bits,” “man meat,” and other cutesy, euphemistic ways we avoid having to say much more clinical terms for genitals and reproductive organs.
I anticipate that this one will be deemed ridiculous […]
It’s been a while since I wrote anything for Thought Catalog. I’ve decided to start providing them with a few of my more personal narratives (especially those that aren’t necessarily 100% related to trans issues), as it’s just a good fit.
Below, I talk about the tweet that launched a dozen death threats, and more importantly, […]
I’ve got a bit of a dilemma.
While I absolutely love to be able to update PTC on a regular basis, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to put together content.
As many of you know, I’ve been busy over the past year, trying to get to a place where I can make writing and […]
I’m hoping to put together a video roughly once every week or so, giving a quick overview of trans current events.
Below are links to the full stories.
1.) Jane Doe - http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/04/25/rally-planned-imprisoned-16-year-old-trans-girl
2.) Trans Military - http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/11/watch-defense-sec-hagel-open-review-trans-military-ban
3.) New York Name Change - http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/08/ny-lawmaker-looks-simplify-name-change-trans-residents
4.) Ore. Man Accused of Discrimination, Runs for Office - […]
Earlier this week, I joined Marc and Fausto of the Feast of Fun podcast to discuss the recent “War of the Words” between drag performers and trans individuals. We discussed RuPaul’s Drag Race, the language of oppression, intra-LGBT conflict, and the Trans 100. Additionally, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 runner-up Alaska Thunderfuck called […]
Late last month, I learned that I was to be included on this year’s Trans 100 list. The list, which celebrates work within and for the betterment of the ‘trans community,’ included a number of well-known names, as well as a large number of “this person deserves to be a ‘well-known name'” […]
Holy hell, what a year 2013 has been. An emotional roller coaster, for sure, but overall, a year that brought with it a lot of personal growth and professional direction.
It was only in August that my first article was published anywhere other than a personal blog (or this site). Since then, I’ve had […]