Originally published on Lefty Cartoons and cross-posted here with their permission.
Oppression plays out in a myriad of ways – including financially.
And the excitement of coming out as trans and being able to present as one’s authentic self can quickly be overwhelmed by the burden of how much it costs for a name change, updated birth certificate, and new passport – among other things.
This comic puts these financial obstacles into perspective.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 7 Trans Media Tropes That Need to Stop
- Laverne Cox Challenges Passing Privilege and Lifts Up Trans Beauty
- 4 Off-Putting Messages We Send to Trans Men Considering Pregnancy
- 6 Ways to Stand Up to Toxic Media Messages and Love Yourself as a Trans Person
Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. Barry attended Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1980s, the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the 1990s (where he took classes from comics legend Will Eisner), and graduated from Portland State University several years ago. While at PSU, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is my comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.