Here is something that may come as a shock to some of you: Detransitioners can read the things you write about us.
I’m very late to this Stranger article party, because over the past month I’ve driven over 2600 miles in a U-Haul truck, dealt with the bureaucratic nightmare that is immigration after having changed your name and gender marker twice, and settled down in a different country on a different coast. But I’d still like to… Read More We are all “some people”: Katie Herzog, Julia Serano, and the wrong kind of detransitioners
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
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
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)
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)
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
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