Category Archives: Personal

The Gender Analysis word of the year is: resentment

When I think about the concept of resentment, I primarily think about it in the context of relationships: causes for anger or offense that aren’t voiced aloud and handled productively, but left unaddressed, piling up into an accumulation that ruptures, … Continue reading

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2020’s hard lessons in public health pessimism

I was wrong. For the better part of a decade, my approach to communicating transgender medicine and science to the public has been premised on certain unexamined lay assumptions about what this wider audience struggles with and what they require … Continue reading

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Notes on my first two years at college as an adult learner

Previously: Zinnia goes to college, gets more knowledge (June 2019) Zinnia’s continued college adventures: summer 2019 (August 2019) I’ve been posting occasional updates on my experiences since starting college in January of 2019, and as I’ll have attended for two … Continue reading

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We the Mudbloods: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists (Book 3)

Previously: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists, Book 2 Rowling goes on to cite her own experience with domestic violence and sexual assault as representative of “huge numbers of women” who supposedly share her views: I’ve been in the public … Continue reading

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My Trans Decade

It’s a common refrain: being trans isn’t the only thing we are, or even the biggest or most important thing we are – it’s just one thing among many. Yes, we’re trans, but we’re so much more than that; we’re … Continue reading

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