Oof, that’s a real loaded term, right? I remember the first time I encountered as a newly out trans person, and I did not much care for the person who used it. Later, I’d learn that that word was now almost explicitly the domain of a group of people called transmedicalists or truscum — which
How to talk to trans people: a guide to having good discussions without putting your foot in your mouth.
I help to run a trans education group that is home to over 40,000 members. The group is an experiment. Can calm education help us to overcome trans antagonism, ignorance, and phobic behaviors? Can we make the world a better place by talking with one another, even in some small way? A lot of the
Apple is Intertwined with My Story as a Trans Woman. I’ve been an Apple user from the moment I was old enough to make choices about my media and computer usage. My first device was an iPod nano, gifted to me by my father. It only got worse. Even earlier than that, I was absolutely
Folks love to ask trans people about two topics: sex and gender. Sometimes they’re genuinely curious about the differences between these things and what those mean. Sometimes they’re trying to catch us in an elaborate rhetorical trap wherein we either admit that gender is fake, admit we have some crazy ideas about sex, or admit
Being called “brave” is incredibly high on the “pet peeves” list of almost every trans person I know. Here’s what to say instead.