Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender sociology, public health, psychiatry, history of medicine, cognitive science, the social processes of science, transgender feminism, and human rights, taking an analytic approach that intersects these many perspectives and is guided by the lived experiences of transgender people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

No More Rachel Dolezals

Her noxious presence isn’t just offensive – it’s become dangerous to trans people. Continue reading

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Mistaken identity: How a cis queer identity obscured my trans womanhood

Trying to be a gay man didn’t help me – it only estranged me from my gender and sexuality as a trans woman. Continue reading

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Do you need to have gender dysphoria to be transgender?

How do you know you’re feeling gender dysphoria when you’ve never felt anything else? Continue reading

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Why some trans people don’t date cis people

Performatively announcing how unattracted you are to trans people isn’t necessary – but is very revealing. Continue reading

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The simple truth: A message of support for trans youth

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of transgender bathroom guidance is an abandonment of a vulnerable population in need of protection. Continue reading

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