.I've always felt like a square peg in a world pocked with a million round holes. From the time I was very young to when I was about twenty-six, I tried my hardest to shape myself into the role that was expected of me. Growing up in a religious home, living in a fairytale culture … Continue reading Sunday Guest Blogger: Faith Talks About Privilege and Queerness
-----A N N M A R I E1996-- high school in nowhere, south dakota. i wore tight mossimo jeans, tie-dyed tank tops and bleached blonde streaks in my hair. i dated a wrestler; jeramy. we spent time together, shared a locker and drank busch light. we had lots of un-protected sex in the extended cab … Continue reading Another Sunday Guest Blogger Tells Her Tale
..My name is unimportant. I could tell the same story that many other trans women can tell about how they knew from the earliest ages, how they were disappointed when "reality" set in, how their parents/relatives/schoolyard bullies beat them into submission to belong to a narrow gender binary. I could tell you how I "feel" … Continue reading A guest blogger tells her story- "I learned that it didn’t matter how long my hair was or what style it was. People either get it or they don’t."
Growing up, I was never a tomboy. I liked glittery puffpaint and cheap-smelling lipgloss and would stare for hours into the mirror, coming my hair into the tightest, smoothest ponytail possible. I liked my expensive American Girl doll (Kirsten, of course, the blond one) and I liked all my thrift-store purses and I liked Barbie, … Continue reading Butch Lesbians and Masculine Privilege- A fable with a lesson at the end