We urgently need national discrimination protections for trans people

Every other week, I’m reading a story about a trans employee who was fired, usually after transitioning at work. Almost all of these cases involve trans women, and many involve trans women of colour. Workplaces across the US routinely dismiss transgender employees on the grounds that they’re transgender, and therefore no longer competent at the […]

The intersectionality of chronic pain

100 million adults in the United States have chronic pain conditions. Women are overrepresented in their number. Women of colour, even more so. There’s a tangled thread of circumstances that creates these imbalances, and it loops around to another problem: Intersectional oppression in the treatment of chronic pain, both medically and socially. Deep-seated social attitudes about […]

I Know I’m Fat, Thanks

Many of us have distorted images of ourselves. Even if we look at the mirror, full-on or in passing, we still don’t necessarily connect with our own bodies, or create a sense of bodily awareness, a knowledge of who we are that’s rooted in actuality. For years, as my body has shifted, I’ve struggled with […]