Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 27

Gender Dysphoria: what does it mean to feel more like the opposite sex?

In teasing out what it feels like to be a man or woman, it might be helpful to define what it means to be a man or a woman. Maybe there are some universally agreed upon traits that define one or the other? Let’s start with the obvious: An anthropologist will tell you that evolution […]

September 17

The importance of transsexual/ transgender fiction

In short, the importance of trans-lit is to reflect the experience of transgender/transsexual people in a way that is accessible to those who are not. In so doing, the experience is normalised so that, when a transsexual/transgender person is encountered in the course of daily life, there already exists a level of comfort with the […]

September 01

Trying to explain the term “transgender” to my mother

My mother will be 70 years young next year and, in all those years on the planet, the number of trans people she has met/knows of, you can count on the fingers of one hand. So, this is not a subject that is familiar to her. It is not a subject that is familiar to […]