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Gender

Dear Caitlyn

Content Warning: Suicide Ideation, Transmisogyny Caitlyn, it’s been over six months since you announced who you really are. While the hoopla over a Olympic gold medalist coming out as trans has not died down, trans women have increasingly been trying to distance ourselves from you.

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News

Friday News Bites: Obamacare Lives On, Confederate Flag Not So Much

Greetings, Unicorns. This week we have an update on the Freddie Gray case, SCOTUS decisions, and the Confederate Flag on its way out from public display. This and more, so let’s get started:

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Gender

Unwelcome Home

It just hit me. My grandpa’s 90th birthday is fast approaching. My mother has been doing her motherly things and has planned a grand escape for the family. She rented a whole section of cabins on Lake McDonald in Glacier Park. It is one of my papa’s favorite places. All of the family has been invited to […]

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Perspectives

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Trans Experience

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” -Bruce Jenner I had been dreading this day for a few weeks now. The Event had been on my mind and I am sure other trans people’s minds for a while. We had all seen the tabloid headlines proliferate over the last year, and especially over the last […]

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Gender

Life in Transition: 18 Months

August 24th, 2013 marked the first day I went to work fully and wholly as myself. It has been 18 months since that fateful day. That day also marked the last time my parents saw me in person. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Welcome to the ladyblogosphere, where everyone is trying to be the next big thing.

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Gender

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to remember my sisters and brothers killed in the past year for being trans or gender non-conforming.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.

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Books

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: How to Be Both by Ali Smith

It’s literature prize season, and the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has been revealed! On its way to becoming the most important prize of them all, the Man Booker jury now accepts entries from all English-speaking writers published in the UK, opening up the contest for the American market. The much-anticipated onslaught of American […]

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Gender

Why Language Matters

I didn’t want to write this post. I have been trying to be less controversial and continue writing about pop culture. Unfortunately, something has been bothering me for months now. Language and word choice matter. “Fuck off” is a very different phrase than “go away.” Both have similar meaning, but one just is much more direct […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches have a totally cute picture of me as She-Ra. So read ’em!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches has the secret to biking in a skirt without flashing the world.

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Gender

Being Trans Enough

As we are all aware, the trans* population is fairly small. This has obviously made it hard for us to unite and gain ground as a community over the years. With the Internet, trans* people have found it easier to talk and get to know one another. It has also facilitated our activism, and 2014 […]

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Perspectives

Singkil and the Tagalog Language: Reflections On Being An American-Born Filipina

In junior year of high school, I was asked by a group of Filipinos to participate in a folk dance performance called “Singkil” for our school’s International Assembly and Night performance. I was thrilled because it was the first time I would be a part of traditional Filipino dance performance… EVER! Yes, you heard me […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While the snow came down, the ladyblogs blogged and the readers read. Which is just about all snow is good for facilitating in my opinion. Here’s what we read this week.