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My coming out letter (annotated)

As promised, this is it. Sent on 9/26/2017, and I’ve changed so much since this. I’ll interject a few times to add context/updates. So why am I posting this in the first place, given it’s such a personal topic? Well, I want to help any other trans (specifically MtF) kids who are having trouble with coming out. This is what worked for me, but it was a long journey here, and might not be the best if your parents are more closed-minded (read: conservative). Put your safety first, and go at your own pace, but be yourself. I know you can do it. 🙂

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The Trump admin’s new gender policy is unashamedly evil

[Content warning: transphobia, medical]

I’m fucking done. Most people that read my stuff are probably already terrified by this, but in case you really haven’t heard by the time this goes up, here it is. Trump’s HHS will be proposing a memo that defines “sex” for the purposes of Title IX as based solely on genitals at birth. What. The. Fuck. Continue reading →

An essay in progress

My first college paper

This is the uncut version of the first project I did for ENG 101 in college. We had to create a “literacy narrative” which, as far as I could tell, is any story that involves reading, writing, or some definition of “literacy”. We read some (really boring, IMO) 20-page paper by Deborah Brandt about “literacy sponsorship” and had to integrate it into the title and story, which is where the last paragraph comes from. This is the kinda stuff that English majors get really into, but is dull and unimportant to me.

Anyway, I wrote it about my experience writing the email in which I came out to my parents as trans. I was a little nervous about sharing it, but it seems to have gone over well! (As has coming out publicly to extended family on FB, but that’s for another time.) I wanted to share this version because the final one I submitted was trimmed down, because the project only required 500 words (yeah, my professor is chill). So here it is (minus some personal info)! My next post will be the coming out message itself, so stay tuned!
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