Category Archives: Personal

Don’t Forget

By Penny Robo Stay optimistic. I know that’s one of the hardest things to do for anyone that makes it their business to be informed about the state of the world but to not do so is to lose sight … Continue reading

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Confusing Communities

By Penny Robo Humans aren’t a uniform creature. We experience vastly different things. We’re fueled by those experiences and it’s no matter whether all those differences in our upbringing and everyday lives are brought about by individual circumstance or society … Continue reading

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How the WSJ handles the inconvenient facts of “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

Previously: Rapid onset gender dysphoria study misunderstands trans depersonalization My letter to the Brown Daily Herald, and Lisa Littman’s response I was recently consulted on an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the dispute over Lisa Littman’s study of … Continue reading

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A Lesser Worn Path

By Penny Robo Realizing that you’re trans comes with the additional realization that the path your life is to take is not as well-worn as what most find themselves on. Fewer feet have tamped down the earth and tamed the … Continue reading

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“Why can’t you just be gay?” Why I, a trans lesbian, can’t just be a gay man

On an astonishingly frequent basis, trans people who come out are met with a peculiar reaction. Those who come out as trans women may be asked, even by well-meaning individuals, “Why can’t you just be a gay man?” And trans … Continue reading

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