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This Twitter thread is part thinkpiece/part research pile, and it has left us in the Autostraddle slack reconsidering what we thought we knew. I really recommend it:

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Saw This, Thought of You

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Carmen Phillips is Autostraddle's former editor in chief. She began at Autostraddle in 2017 as a freelance team writer and worked her way up through the company, eventually becoming the EIC from 2021-2024. A Black Puerto Rican feminist writer with a PhD in American Studies from New York University, Carmen specializes in writing about Blackness, race, queerness, politics, culture, and the many ways we find community and connection with each other.  During her time at Autostraddle, Carmen focused on pop culture, TV and film reviews, criticism, interviews, and news analysis. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. And there were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. To reach out, you can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

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  1. About the L. M. Alcott thing: maybe Alcott was trans. However, if a historian looked at the way I live my life/things I’ve said/how people talk about me recorded only in the detail available in the 1800s, there’s a decent chance they’d come to the conclusion that I am a trans man as well. I am, however, a lesbian (to be fair I consider myself genderqueer, but I feel like the lesbian angle is what would get lost here). So I’m always like…yes I want to support the acknowledgment of historical trans people. But sometimes it’s not a simple and/or, you know? I don’t know. Good for Alcott either way, an icon.

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