Detransition Process, Personal

How to sing without landmarks

My life is easier when I fill it with external noise. I listen to a lot of podcasts and radio, and sometimes I even leave some streaming internet TV playing just to have sound in the background. I don’t like being alone in the quiet. It makes me think too hard. And if you’ve ever… Read More How to sing without landmarks

Blog Housekeeping, Detransition Process

Some meta: resource suggestions

I haven’t posted here in a bit, mostly because I’ve been immersed in funding applications for grad school instead, but I have a few planned posts coming up. Expect to see, in the next few weeks: a follow-up to my tomboy response, an examination of the detransition closet, and some thoughts on singing. The biggest… Read More Some meta: resource suggestions

Medieval Nonsense, Personal, Women and Transness

Writing about medieval women (when you barely remember how to be a woman)

In my day job, which is not even really a job at this point, I’m a giant nerd. Most people get over their knights-and-princesses phase; I just translated mine into knowing way too much about Anglo-Saxon warriors’ sex lives and how Old English poetic meter works. I’m an academic. Somehow, I may someday get paid for… Read More Writing about medieval women (when you barely remember how to be a woman)

Responses, Trans Childhood, Women and Transness

The tomboy article (a response to a response)

  When I first read the original “tomboy” opinion piece in the New York Times, it felt like the author had reached through my laptop to grip my bare heart in her hands. I have read no other article that so immediately evoked the worry I feel for gender non-conforming young girls today, and the lingering sadness… Read More The tomboy article (a response to a response)

Personal, Women and Transness

A fallow field of fucks

I want to follow-up on something that I said in my intro post: the healthy dose of apathy. Less euphemistically, this is about not giving one single fuck about what anyone else thinks of me. I’ve been working really hard at that lately, and I think it’s affecting how I interact with men in a pretty… Read More A fallow field of fucks

Blog Housekeeping, Personal

The “Hello, World” post

Hi. I’m here to antagonize you about gender. I say that, mostly, because whatever side of the ideological aisle you’re on, you will probably wish I would go away. I get that. I don’t take it personally. It’s not that I’m especially hostile or distasteful as a person, or that I’m just too brilliant at… Read More The “Hello, World” post