This Orange Shirt

Funny thing. This orange shirt has become this WEIRD water mark in terms of like “How’s my body transition coming along” and I don’t know why my brain landed on it this way but here we are. I find clothing that hides my shape to …

Sealed Away — Back In The Closet

For nearly the last 10 days I have been in relative isolation as COVID—19 starts its growth in the United States. The grocery stores have been sold out, businesses are closed. Social life in my city has more or less slowed to a crawl. Fear …

Happy International Women’s Day

This is a short one. I just want to say happy International Women’s Day to all the women out there. Whether you’re cis or trans, y’all are amazing and powerful and life changing. Seriously. You all do things and live with environments on the daily …

Naming The Phoenix

“Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.” – Alan Moore, V for Vendetta Language is powerful to a transgender person. It’s powerful to everyone but to transgender people language is the tool that forges both their …

Gardening For Allies: A Quick Guide

One of the most common questions that friendly people ask me as a trans person is about themselves: “How can I help?” “How do I be a good ally?” “Should I do…?”  Sometimes these questions come from a place of fear. Folks have been taught …

The Pink Predator

So there’s a comic making the rounds right now featuring a crocodile sneaking into a pond by “transitioning to a newt” so it can eat the poor creatures in the pond. And I’m not gonna link to it because honestly it’s positively phobic and vile, …

The Kids Are Alright

I had the absolute pleasure this weekend to get to answer some questions about trans and other LGBTQ issues for a class of young folks, they had a lot of great questions and my thoughts about the experience are all piled on top of each …

Five Years Later

I don’t like doing these. Not one bit. And I guess as I’m like.. literally a couple weeks away from one year since I started to medically transition like.. I’m doing them more because I’m worried about letting go of this and forgetting what it …