Starting July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Fairness Act — signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves — will ban trans women and girls throughout Mississippi from playing school sports on women’s and girls teams.
I Don’t Wear Pink
“I believe in reincarnation,” my 4-year-old announced, confidently. “And when I come back, I’m going to be a boy, and my name will be Shane.”
He, She, One, They, Ho, Hus, Hum, Ita
Amia Srinivasan on language and pronouns: “Language is a public system of meaning. No individual can unilaterally decide what a word means, or whether any given word, according to standard usage, truly describes them. And yet the definitions of words – as any lexicographer will tell you – depend on patterns of actual human usage, […]
‘Grief is the Wake of Love’
“Dreams, like Scheherazade’s stories, keep us alive, keep our ships from crashing too soon, keep our candles in those ocean vessel’s rooms aglow.”
Thou Shalt Not Mess With a Mom in a “Mamacita Needs a Margarita” Sweater
“This mom runs on caffeine, wine, and Amazon Prime” is a funny t-shirt slogan, but there is a serious social phenomenon behind it.
A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father
It was the place he came to feel wild, and I was ready to trespass into the world of men.
America’s Duded-Up Kitchens
Companies have re-coded their appliances to capitalize on men’s entry into the kitchen, and they’ve taken their stereotypes with them.
When a Sibling Transitions
In Glamour, Meghan Tear Plummer reflects on her sister’s transition to her brother late in life, and wrestles with what his liberation means for their relationship.
Cultural Conflicts, Embodied: On Being Transgender, and Unsure
Jason Phoebe Rusch, in a raw and honest essay in Entropy, takes readers through an experience of being transgender that’s different from most of the narratives the media focuses on.
Dweller on the Threshold: On Being Trans, But Not Having Always Known
A raw, honesty essay on coming to terms with gender identity and trying to navigate existence in a culture fraught with issues around gender and sexuality. “I’m still not sure whether I’ll ever be ready to gain male privilege, to part with cis privilege.”