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Surrendering to Who You Are

Gender dysphoria is like a badly cut suit; it rubs in all the wrong places. Dysphoria is probably one of the most painful emotional experiences, but then I don’t have…

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Coded

The follicles shooting out from my head, dropping in oceanic waves to my thighs My crown that is revered in so many cultures, a symbol of femininity The softness that…

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The Binary Box

CN: gender dysphoria, nonbinary erasure, cis normativity. I hate this box that’s carved out of my own skin and trapped within my own mind. The longing I constantly feel for…

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Time’s Fool: An Interview with Alys Earl

Trans writing has many brilliant and vibrant voices in memoir, criticism and autobiographical work, but are frequently under-represented in published fiction. Gender-fluid, genre fiction writer Alys Earl deals with themes…

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Shave

I shave Because I am afraid I shave Because I’m scared of what they’ll say I agree smooth legs look nicer. Nicer on men too. Yet for men, not to…

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X signifying nothing

CN: descriptions of violence, death, the Pulse and Xalapa shootings. x is for the bodies piling up. in xalapa. in pulse. in our hearts and minds. x is for the…

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You look good with your hair long

CN: dysphoria long hair in dark waves, suffocating, thick, noosed curl, tightly knotted, curtaining my disgruntled face; in these old photos that you praise, I’m not coyly blushing beneath those…