The way languages incorporate gender can have a powerful impact on the expression of identity.
I first went to a therapist at my university’s health center during my sophomore year. I decided to go because of anxiety caused by a health scare. After I filled out a mountain of paperwork, a white male counselor did my intake. The counselor gave me some peace of mind; he assured me that I […]
This article was originally published on Woke and republished here with the author’s permission. What’s the bottom line? For trans characters in film and TV, roles seem to follow these same boring formulas: Their storylines are either entirely about being trans or are transition-focused. They are usually played by cis people, conveniently making it so […]
Gender identity is a deeply personal issue that many people still have trouble understanding and respecting. Unlearning restrictive binary genders is a process, but one that is well worth the effort. This comic highlights the importance of looking past restrictive ideas of gender and embracing the idea that every identity is ‘real’ and deserves to […]
This article was originally published on In These Times. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Ever since the earth-shaking election of Donald Trump, there have been innumerable articles arguing that Democrats brought this upon themselves by losing white, working-class voters in the Midwest. These articles have been met with […]