Echo in NYC

Musing into the void

Tag: trans

  • Stay Safe!

    Stay Safe!

    I hear people say something a lot when I mention I’m going to a protest: “stay safe!” That’s always felt off every time I hear it, despite recognizing the concerned intent there. I think the events today have helped me understand why. Let’s be clear: I am not going to be safe. I don’t want…

  • Walking in New Shoes

    Walking in New Shoes

    Hi there! It’s been a while. Confession: after the last post I haven’t really had a lot of energy for writing. I just felt I didn’t have a lot to talk about, which was really a mask for my depression to pull me down. I’m not sure I’m better now, but I’m certainly a bit…

  • Visibility & Empowerment

    Visibility & Empowerment

    Today is Trans Day of Visibility. One year ago, I was in a bunk bed in Denmark, lonely and exhausted, and I posted something briefly to Facebook about being trans before passing out. I woke up to huge amount of support (mostly), and felt really good about myself. My exposure was empowering. Before that moment,…

  • Books n’ Things

    Books n’ Things

    So I’ve mentioned a lot in the way of books. I actually have started reading a lot since I came out as queer, looking to discover more of my new heritage and history. I haven’t really come up with any major discoveries or anything, though I’ve found some really good thoughts. I’ve explored areas touching…