Visual Art

“Bring Your Own Body” Exhibit Is Really Rad, Showcases Trans Art and Archives

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Through an exhibition of both contemporary artwork by a slew of trans artists and a truly impressive selection of archival documents from the Kinsey Archives and the University of Victoria Transgender Archives, Stamatina Gregory and co-curator Jeanne Vaccaro work to fill in the gaps between what many see as signs of mainstream progress and the true, vast history of trans people’s lived experiences.

Politics + Activism

Talking with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham About Everyday Activism and Why Empathy is Everything

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I had heard about Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham’s close relationship, and how it was informing some incredible work together, so I sought them out to find out more — over the course of our afternoon together in NYC, our conversation covered everything from the damages of biological essentialism to the radical power of empathy to how important it is to feel sexy sometimes.

Gender

How to Write About Trans Women

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“The photo on your cover or hanging above your article comes next. Go for broke here. Images of hairy legs in high heels or emerging from tutus are classics you can’t go wrong with, like Strauss’ Blue Danube waltz or light summery pastas with basil and garlic. The goal is to suggest that trans women must look like comical parodies of womanhood, like clueless men.”