Biography Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences

Surpassing Certainty with Janet Mock: A Dialogue

Janet Mock—writer, activist, television host, director—has become a leading voice for transgender women of color in the twenty-first century. In 2014, Mock published Redefining Realness with Atria Books. Shortly thereafter, Mock became a New York Times best-selling writer and garnered the critical praise of folks such as bell hooks, Melissa Harris-Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and more.…

Art Critique Essay Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Body Modification and Trans Men: The Lived Realities of Gender Transition and Partner Intimacy

Through an empirical analysis of YouTube videos, blogs, and interviews, this article explores how partners experience intimacy and desire in relation to trans men’s body modifications. Building on Salamon’s conception of trans bodies as emerging within relations of desire, I argue that partners’ experiences of trans men’s bodies are crucially shaped by their intimate bonds…

Essay Fiction Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Social Sciences Theory

Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources

Nonbinary gender identities are those that fall outside the traditional binary of “man” and “woman.” These include genderfluid, androgynous, genderqueer, and a multitude of other identity terms, some of which overlap. Although there have always been people who identify outside the gender binary, only recently have they gained popular media attention. Despite some visibility, however,…

Biography Children's History Humanities Journal/Diary Nonfiction Reference/Guide/Manual Short Story Social Sciences

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s poignant, heart-breaking, and at times hysterical memoir of her and her family’s adventures of raising a gender creative child. Whereas her older son Chase is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy’s boy, her youngest son C.J. would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in…