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A Transgender Christmas Message for Michigan

This is our Transgender Movement and this is our time.

December 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Am Not Invisible, Today

Sometimes, I dream that I am dead, and at the funeral, and on my headstone and in my obituary, I am repeatedly dead-named.

December 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Our Trans Lives, Our Trans Voices

But saying you represent us is not the same as including us. Speaking for us does not empower us.

October 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Trans People Must Speak for Trans People

I have no doubt that the writers and editors at Vanity Fair are sympathetic to the Transgender Movement. Let’s hope that the visibility Trans America brings to our community moves us closer to equality than it does to further commodification.

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Try harder . . . at what?

Try harder, I tell them. What choice do you have?

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Trans Poetry of Witness

The truth is in our stories, and we must be willing to tell our stories. We must remain visible, at least that is what I want so desperately to believe.

August 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Billboard Mocking Caitlyn Jenner Just Isn’t Funny

Star 105 is a rock radio station in Toledo, and one of its DJs, Denny Schaffer, and the marketing team at the station thought that a billboard mocking a Trans … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

War: A Survivors Lament

whole and forgotten; where dreams/
descend like a tongue from a mountain/and slip into the mouth of an ocean

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

After 40 years, It’s Goodbye to Womyn’s Music Festival

We needed comfort, and you made sure we knew that we would find very little if any at MichFest. It was a good festival, and it could have been even more incredible if only you had reached out to us and told us, “We see your pain and we recognize it as our own. You will find some comfort here.”

April 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

On Birth and Being Born: An Unfinished Fable of Visibility and the Heart

“The voices of the two sibling birds are already indistinguishable in the chorus of the flock, and they have become invisible. It is a matter of survival and it is the most important rule of the flock.”

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment