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Pronoun mishaps

I think I’ve mentioned here before that my mom, despite being really supportive of me and mostly transitioning over to introducing me as her son, using the correct name for me for years now, etc. still has occasional trouble with my … Continue reading

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A Self-Love Valentine

I tend to have a pretty easy time loving other people. I can sometimes be slow to make friends, but I have a deep and fierce love for them once that connection is established. I want to protect, support, and … Continue reading

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Selective memory

Early last week, I received a puzzling friend request on Facebook from someone named Brannon. I didn’t recognize his last name, but the only person I know of by that name is the guy who, as my section leader, sexually … Continue reading

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The Legion of Genders wants YOU!

This week a friend of mine shared with me this awful article on Catholic.org that straight-up says transgender folks have a “demonic” philosophy and compares us to mixed-breed dogs. I think if I had any sort of background in Catholicism, or still … Continue reading

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Never Enough

I’m still enjoying my volunteer work with Scarleteen! It hasn’t quite been a year since I started volunteering but I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot; I’ve written a few advice columns and have been able to work with a … Continue reading

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Normalization & self-awareness

It’s no secret that I am a fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. One of the things I really dig about it is the fact that there’s a sweet romance between two men on the show, but the … Continue reading

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You are not entitled to outdated information

About a week ago, I learned that some episodes of a student television show I’d acted in back in my sophomore year of college are now archived online. I do own VHS copies of those episodes, but as it’s been … Continue reading

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Today’s armor: apple green and sparkly

Those of y’all who follow me on Twitter may have noticed me talking about nail polish a lot more lately. I dipped my toes into those shimmery waters a few years back for a friend’s party, and I’ve been sloooowly … Continue reading

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Mourning the Loss

It makes me simultaneously really frustrated and sad when I hear cis folks talking about a sense of “loss” or “mourning” a loved one who’s come out as trans* to them. Sometimes I feel like this narrative of loss takes … Continue reading

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Simple question, complicated answer

Not long ago, I had a user on Scarleteen’s live chat who seemed really nervous about starting a conversation with a volunteer and had a question for me before she wanted to talk further. The question was “are U a … Continue reading

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