essays/writing

 
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The Singing Tree

When you left, you wrote that no one would mourn your loss. That it wouldn't make an impact. That you'd pass out of the world as anonymously as you'd entered it. You were wrong.

 
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In defense of gender

Should gender be abolished? Is gender always an oppressive colonial construct that needs to be gotten rid of? Or is there something in gender worth salvaging?

 

Thoughts on trans girlhood

Chimamanda Adichie recently, and many authors and thinkers for quite a while, have made the claim that because trans women do not have an "authentic girlhood," they are not "authentic" women. Is this true? Or are they missing something important?