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Did I mention THANK YOU???

OMG THANK you, Kira Wertz, because:

  1. you literally wrote everything I would’ve said, only, articulated way better, and bonus — more importantly, because you are trans and I’m not, I’m just mom of a trans teen — so I greatly appreciate having you weigh in so thoroughly on this. Your voice is needed;
  2. you spared me staying up another two hours past my bedtime trying to compose that response;
  3. your writing style is totally my jam;

And therefore,

  1. I hope you’ll consider at least following, (or — crossing my fingers — writing for?!) a new publication I’ve started here on Medium, Gender from the Trenches, which exists exclusively to amplify voices from the trans community;

Also (off-topic, but whatevs)

  1. I too like Buck Angel; in fact, just had an email chat with him;
  2. You’re stunningly beautiful;
  3. I feel like I already know you, and
  4. I hope you’ll be my new BFF… btw, I’m way too old to use terms like “BFF” but I do it anyway. ;-)

❤ ❤ ❤

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Seen in HuffPost, Scary Mommy, etc; heard @ NPR, SiriusXM, TIFO podcast & more. Gender dismantling trailblazer. Political news junkie. TikTok aficionado. Mom.

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