Category Archives: Mentorship

Feminist FTM Professor – Semester 2

I’ve been on T for about five months now, and am regularly read as male in most spaces. I guess, though, that I still have trouble believing this is actually the case. I just entered into my second semester of … Continue reading

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I Am a Bad Feminist

I’ve been a feminist for as long as I can remember. Even as a small child, I found it an outrage that women and girls should be thought less intelligent, capable, and worthy of independence than men and boys. Specifically, … Continue reading

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“Home” for the Holidays

I just got back from ten days spent celebrating the holidays in the town I most recently left (not the town where I grew up). I chose to spend Christmas there because that’s where the folks I consider family would … Continue reading

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Me ‘n Pops

This is a post I wrote about five months ago and never published. It somehow seemed a little too personal and vulnerable, even for this very personal blog. I’m publishing it now, with an addendum at the end reflecting on … Continue reading

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What’s in a Pronoun?

When I came out to one of my mentors (not the butch mentor, my queer feminist mentor), as a trans person who had switched to male pronouns, she said to me, “You’re not changing your gender, you’re just changing the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Feminism, Transition, Debt, and Continuity

My conversation with my butch mentor, who does not want me to transition, followed by my reading of a book she gave me, Among the White Moon Faces, the memoir of Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, a Chinese-Malaysian immigrant to the United … Continue reading

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Neither Male Nor Female

I had a sort of crisis last week and exploded.  The crisis was brought on by my conversation with my butch father figure, who interpellates me as a masculine female and does not want me to transition.   I was … Continue reading

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