When I tell someone that my preferred pronouns are they/them/their, I never know what to expect. Sometimes people say okay and move on, but other times, they’ll start to ask a whole bunch of questions.
I don’t care if my non-binary identity isn’t normal enough for people to easily understand.
As it turns out, dealing with a nationally watched court case doesn’t mean you get to escape the normal stresses of being a teenager.
In the podcast this week, we tackle the state of transgender rights. Where do we stand? What has changed? And how do young people feel about it?
“It kind of brought back all the butterflies about using the bathroom period and kinda that feeling of nervousness about which bathroom do I use? How are people going to perceive me when I go there? That same kind of anxiety that leads me to avoiding the bathroom altogether.”
[Watching Trump become President] My rage, sadness, and apprehension blurred together into an emotional tidal wave. I wanted to cry, but instead, I reached for a tube of liquid eyeliner.
Long before Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley, 19, had the words to describe his identity, he used art as an outlet. Drawing was more than a hobby for him; it was a way to find comfort when nothing else fit.
The Danish Girl was a gorgeous film, it had immaculately created costumes, stunning, elaborate and detailed sets, and an almost over-embellished score. Strangely these details did not have an altogether positive effect on the film, rather than adding to the plot, they distracted from the real story.
“I just wanted to hurry my transition to male — forget that I was ever female and lose the transgender label all together.”