“Do you have something to tell us?” my mom joked. It was a joke, because of course I didn’t. “No,” I said with a laugh. And I thought I was telling the truth.
“When it first came out I loved the show for its humor, for its raw portrayal of depression and grief, and because, like any rational person, I’m deeply in love with Phoebe Waller-Bridge. But it wasn’t until about a year into my transition that the show started consuming my thoughts.”
“I can’t be a woman without the right clothes. I’ve been on HRT a year by now, but I still haven’t been gendered correctly by a stranger. It’s a lot of things. I try not to think about bone structure, about shoulders and necks and foreheads.”
“I almost felt like I owed it to everybody to be that gay boy. But that has never been the way I think of myself.”
The 29-year-old Black trans woman was shot and killed in South Carolina.
Acclaimed pop singer and songwriter Teddy Geiger came out as trans on her Instagram and Twitter.
Nine out of the ten trans people reported murdered this year have been Black; the tenth was a Native American woman.
It’s no secret that trans women love pickles. It’s science you guys. Our hormones make it so we don’t absorb sodium as well as other people, at least I think that’s true. That’s what I tell my friends, anyway.
She was 21 years old.