Community, Responses

Ad feminam: four examples of awful reactions to detransitioners at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

Here is something that may come as a shock to some of you: Detransitioners can read the things you write about us.

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

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

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 mineĀ 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)