This poem is for all the trans folx who’ve had their health needs deemed ‘elective’ and their transitions delayed. DYSPHORIA-19 no my body my body is not yet my Body i’ve come so far but i’m still not my Body and now, now is later and slippery is soon and what if i die before i’m done being Born?
Building on the success of HB1057, a bill that criminalizes life-saving medical care to transgender children, conservative representatives of South Dakota were proud to announce a new and expanded version of the “Vulnerable Child Protection Act.” This expanded version will now prevent all children, trans and cisgender, from receiving any medical care whatsoever before they turn 16. “It wasn’t just […]
I thought about where I was Friday night, not all that far from where Serena was attacked. I thought about my subway ride home, late, how the car was full of men, how I tried not to be afraid. How grateful I was to travel with a friend. I searched for Serena Daniari, and I found story after story about […]
“Please tell me her life mattered. Please tell me she didn’t deserve to die.” We were in the situation room of the TCG Conference planning team. It was early in the week and the enormity of our Conference was hurtling toward us. There wasn’t time to process emotion over things that happened at the Conference, much less outside it. Still, […]