Jacob Tobia seeks gender empowerment in the professional world. When being visibly gender nonconforming raises eyebrows on the street, how can someone stay true to their identity in the workplace? Continue reading Featured Voices: Why I’m Genderqueer, Professional, and Unafraid
What’s the secret to figuring out your gender? Choosing labels, coming out, non-binary or not, all these questions are overwhelming to untangle by yourself.
The Gender Playbook promises no definitive answers, only a few wise words to help you along your gender journey. Continue reading The Gender Playbook
Ever since my trip back home, I’ve been thinking a lot about coming out. To your parents. Specifically, the part that happens after you come out: having them come to terms with you. Continue reading Grief
How do you figure out your gender? Guidelines and resources to help you get started on your journey. Continue reading What’s my gender?
Someone on the non-binary spectrum emailed me looking for resources on how to navigate their professional life, specifically in a conservative job environment where gender comes with certain expectations.
Do you just suck it up? What are the compromises one has to make? Where is the balance? Continue reading Reader Ramblings: Non-Binary Transition At Work
Thus I awoke just before 4am, heart racing, as present-me was navigating my life 10 years ago. Continue reading Past Life
It’s not about “passing” (whatever that means), it’s not about a “successful” transition (whatever that looks like) or a “complete” transition (life is never complete). It’s simply a spectrum of who you tell about your trans status. And as a non-binary person, I still wield the power of disclosure. It just took me a while to realize this. Continue reading Disclosure is a Spectrum
A reader writes in about her struggle in trying to understand genderqueer as an identity. How is it distinct from gender roles? What can she do to respect her family member’s process? Continue reading Explaining Genderqueer To Those Who Are Not
If you’ve been familiar with the concept of trans and gender for longer than 2 seconds, then you’ve most likely heard of mainstream movies like Boys Don’t Cry and Transamerica. If you’re older, or have done some research, you might’ve watched The Crying Game, or Bad Education. And who can ever miss the cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch? (I sure didn’t know what … Continue reading Transgender and Gender Diverse Characters in (lesser known) Movies and TV Shows
Hormones are gradual. That I would actually take hormones was a surprise in itself, since for the longest time I was absolutely convinced that I would never ever do that. But also, internalizing the fact that you don’t take a shot of testosterone and wake up with a full grown beard and hunky chest hair helped me put aside my irrational fears and focus on … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year