I write about empathy, gender, identity, transgender experience, masculinity, and connection across difference for a variety of publications.
"Anyone who moves through the world as a masculine-presenting human has a responsibility to check their privilege, make space for feminine folks, and do the work of dismantling the patriarchy in their relationships and communities. But choosing to take a masculinizing hormone to better align one’s body and spirit is not inherently a violent patriarchal act. In fact, I’d argue that anything so bravely done by trans people in the interest of self-love is an act against the patriarchy. It’s how we choose to embody our masculinity that makes the difference."
"It’s not about one good deed (one correct pronoun, one gender neutral bathroom) saving the world. I believe in the power of the cumulative effect. No matter what, with every choice you make, you’re creating patterns. You’re either affirming the status quo or charting a course toward a new one. So, make the right choices. Create the right patterns. Choose, moment by moment, to course-correct toward the world you want to build, toward your vision of your best self and your strongest community. Build it day by day."
Those of us who defy easy categorization are intimately familiar with the look in a stranger’s eyes when confusion turns into disgust, when revulsion turns into rage, when attraction turns into entitlement.
Visibility is power: We are here, we’ve been here, we’re not going anywhere. Visibility is also violence: I am here, a target on my back, a canvas for your projections, a bullseye for your fears.
13 Trans Artists To Support This Holiday Season | GO Magazine
Trans Leaders React to the Election | Translator
Transcestor Wisdom In Trump Times | Translator
'What to Do Instead of Calling the Police' Is a Must Read | TESA Collective