Put yourself back in middle school, imagine yourself as maybe a 6th or 7th grade ‘biological’ male, wearing full-on feminine clothes: skirts, dresses, sequins, sparkles. Every day for the school year. Not as a joke, but because that’s the look you’re going for, because deep down inside, you know you’re female. Then get back to me.

It may not be ‘brave’ in the same way as civil defence, but it’s not ‘nonsense.’ This is the daily reality that all TGNC kids live in.

Dismantler of gender norms. Political news junkie. TikTok aficionado. Mom of 3. Work seen/heard @ HuffPost, Scary Mommy, NPR, SiriusXM, LTYM, TIFO podcast, etc.

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