trans issues

The (Femme) Fire This Time: Gender-creative South African artists reimagine femininity

“Here we are in a space where we have the freedom to really build our own ideologies and imagine and re-imagine them.” Read more »

Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s transphobic remarks. Bitch Media’s Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab’s piece, “Reading Chimamanda Adichie... Read more »

Creating a Lush World of Trans Woman Literature: An Interview with Writer and Fierce Trans Femme, Kai Cheng Thom

So on the one hand, famous trans writers are elevated into this intensely fetishized status, and then on the other, they’re taken down and exiled for not being good enough. Read more »

Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism and transphobia in feminism

I had to wonder how Adichie’s recent responses to trans folks failed her own feminist politics in her new book, Dear Ijeawele. Read more »

Up in Flames: "Woman on Fire" Tells a Trans Woman's Story, But It's Not For Trans People

Woman on Fire is a feel-good story that isn’t concerned so much with its titular character’s arc as with the journeys of the people who surround her. Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here’s the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

Transgender Americans Organize to Update IDs Before January

In just days, TransLawHelp.Org springs up to offer legal resources for transgender people. Read more »

As Trump Takes Office, We Will Keep Fighting

I’m afraid. I’m anxious. But we can’t back down now. We need to buckle down, stand united, and give 100 percent. Read more »

The Right to Pee in Peace: Trans People Speak Out About Bathroom Discrimination and Discomfort

For the 1.4 million trans people in the United States, bathroom access is not an abstract political issue. It’s a daily problem. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »