“I once had a life where I could go blocks, miles, months without a stranger standing in my way, saying, ‘Hey girl, where you goin’ in such a hurry?’ I want to take my personal space bubble to the shop and have it re-inflated to its original size, but that chapter of my life seems to be done.”
If you want to learn from the biggest brain living at the intersections of pizza and feminism, know this: she works here. Duh.
It’s not up to just anyone. It’s up to sex workers to define their own destiny.
If you’re a campus activist, a young feminist, or a weirdo queer looking for a place to casually run into some of the best people on Earth, this is the event for you. Plus, each and every Autostraddle reader gets a discounted registration!
We talked with Teagan Widmer about her new site for transgender, intersex, and gender noncomforming folks, and how YOU can help develop the app even further.
A lot of my favorite feminists are the feminists who stand up to the movement. Julia Serano is definitely one of them.
A new petition asks NARAL and Planned Parenthood to step up to the plate as trans* allies with more inclusive language.
“I think the biggest thing for me is the plug-in to this amazing trans* and queer community that’s out there that’s been doing this work that’s, I think, at a point where it’s really ready to take the lead from people who live in many multiplicities.”
I imagine myself as not myself, at my grandparents’ apartment this Christmas, wearing makeup, a women’s blouse, long hair combed to the middle of my back: What he thought I would grow up to be, what my mom thought I would grow up to be.
A #herocrush isn’t romantic or sexual, it’s about people you admire. People you’d love to work with to dismantle systems of oppression. This year most of my #herocrushes happened to be trans women.
The Spice Girls were, for a really fucking long time, the only women showing me how to live a philosophy I later came to call feminism.
Being a survivor has taught me that resiliency is in the marrow of my bones and with it I can imagine a better world.
“Maybe years of blogging ruined me, or maybe they created a productive tension.”
You don’t need me to tell you what this is.
What do you buy someone who fuels themselves only on the knowledge that the world is an inherently imbalanced structure built to take advantage of people made the most vulnerable by its constructs?
Sometimes you just need someone to pray to when the radio won’t stop playing Blurred Lines.
Today we honor all of the transgender people who have died due to anti-trans* violence. This year we want to honor their memories by celebrating the achievements and victories of trans* people in the past year.
I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
So why can’t anyone seem to talk about her the right way?