Happy belated Trans Day of Visibility! I hope you’re spending the day eating foil eggs and watching The Matrix or something just as nice.
As Kai Cheng Thom reminds us, trans visibility does not equal trans liberation.
Four trans activist talk about what it means to be seen in 2018
The Care and Feeding of Your Sex Change, a new column in Entropy Magazine, described as “a guide to eating your way through hormone replacement therapy, plastic surgery, standing in line at state offices, lying to gatekeepers, fielding invasive questions from strangers, concealing panic attacks, and managing eating disorders, all disguised as a recipe column.”
Get all the dirt, gossip, and glamour of trans history with Morgan M Page’s One From the Vaults Podcast.
visibility and equality are not the same 😏 visibility is only the ground we stand on to assert ourselves 😊🌈💕 #TransDayofVisibility
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) March 31, 2018
A little bit of icon Amanda Lepore
Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues is available free online; read it and bask in the excellent of trans literature.
Daniel Heath Justice’s letter to emerging Indigenous writers and visionaries.
“I wondered how something could be so pervasive, so all-encompassing, responsible for the world as we know it, and still not be able to be clearly seen.” Alicia Elliott on dark matter and the ways structural racism is always being invisibilized.
Starting a conversation amongst Indigenous writers and editors about narrative, who can tell which stories, and how to respectfully tell these stories, Delilah Saunders has written about her disapproval of poetry written about the murder of her sister Loretta.
According to Roxane Gay the Roseanne reboot is funny, sure, but not worth watching because of the ways it normalizes dangerous politics.
The creative writing students at UBC are exhausted.
In case you’ve missed it, our weather issue is here! You can read about queer urban ecologies, about trash and sailing, about swimming as an space for healing, and about the radical praxis of masturbation for an Indigenous woman making a home on her land and in her body.