Community, Responses, Women and Transness

We are all “some people”: Katie Herzog, Julia Serano, and the wrong kind of detransitioners

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

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