Binding While Broke: I Tried All These Cheap(ish) Chest Binders so You Don’t Have To!

So if you didn’t know, I got married last Saturday! Hooray! It was magical, and queer, and everything I had hoped it would be. (And if you somehow missed the momentous announcement, this is a great opportunity to like our Facebook page so you’ll never miss another update like this again. Harhar.) As someone who [...]

The “Self-Help” Genre Has a Big Problem with Depression

Self-help articles are great. In this day and age, the internet is one of the largest sources of self-help content -- and as someone who loves to uplift others and be uplifted, this is a genre that I have a strong affinity for. But I’ve noticed this really unfortunate trend as of late – namely, [...]

I Am Transgender, and I Am “Trans Enough.”

I know, I know, it's Friday! Whoa, Sam, what is this about? Yes, I don't usually blog on Fridays, as you may know. But something came up, and I wanted to address it. After yesterday’s entry discussing my experiences as a transgender university student, I received a number of tweets, emails, and comments that called into [...]

Don’t Believe the Hype: Admitting Transgender Students is Not Enough

I knew I was in trouble when my first letter from my dream school addressed me by the wrong name. Frantic, I called the college, explaining that I was transgender, and informing them of my chosen name and pronouns. The person on the phone apologized profusely, said they would update their records, promised to fix [...]

Street Harassment: Not Just a Cisgender Issue

Street harassment, and the ways in which women feel unsafe in public spaces, is finally getting some much-deserved attention and dialogue in the mainstream. For example, a video following a woman in New York City for ten hours revealed a disturbing amount of leering, inappropriate comments, and just generally disgusting behavior. Though the video is [...]