Written by River M. Uh. Hi. I’m not really one to do things like this; vulnerability isn’t exactly a strong suit of mine. I generally like to keep more to myself, but I figure that everyone probably has questions they wish they could ask me or misconceptions about my existence that perhaps I could help… Continue reading #JUSTTRANSTHINGS
“So any new boyfriends, Mitz? Anyone you like?”
"All those 'trans' people (aka mentally ill millennials) died for nothing."
Multi Magazine is proud to present “Closets are for Coat-Hangers,” a series about self-discovery and coming out celebrating LGBT Pride month this June. I love to talk. It’s a passion of mine; dialogue, exploration, teaching, learning, and listening. Especially listening. When I was younger I would do nothing but talk, but as I got older… Continue reading CLOSETS ARE FOR COAT-HANGERS PRESENTS: “WORDS NOT (YET) SPOKEN”
I stopped shaking with apprehension upon being called down to the principal's office sometime in the middle of last year when I learned to predict when the higher-ups would ask to speak with me. Somewhere after the fourth or fifth time I was yanked out of class, forced to sit in the familiarly bland conference… Continue reading A SUSPENSEFUL INTERMISSION
Only a few months ago I’d walked the streets of Greenwich Village with a gaggle of queer college students, led by a middle-aged butch lesbian. She showed us the bench that she had slept upon for much of her teen years after her parents disowned her for being gay when she was 13. Marginalized women… Continue reading HISTORY LESSONS FROM A MIDDLE-AGED BUTCH LESBIAN
If you look closely enough, you'll find Nazis in your yearbook. Look even harder, and you'll see men being lynched alongside bits and pieces of the N-word. I take no responsibility for the Nazis, but the black history photo-tour is definitely my fault. I love my house because it is warm, always a bit messy,… Continue reading THE NIGGER IN THE YEARBOOK
Taking those stupid online quizzes gave me a false glimmer of hope that I could be just like the other girls.
Like drowning, coming out is a process, one that gets scarier and scarier by the second.
It reduces the tragedies surrounding abuse and bullying to "torture porn," or violence depicted on screen purely for shock value.