My work with The Offing

As I’ve been mentioning on social media at intervals, The Offing, a non-profit literary magazine sponsored by the L.A. Review of Books, invited me to guest-edit their first ever Trans Issue. I must say that I never anticipated this at all, but I’m pleased beyond measure to have had the opportunity. Everyone I spoke to at the magazine is incredibly kind, too.

In any event, the Trans Issue has now been published in its entirety. All pieces included were curated by myself and several other trans writers. I strongly recommend that you check everything out; some of it can be tough or triggering reading, but it’s all valuable, and I got to read some truly stunning work. Very inspirational.

The capstone for this experience— I got tagged for an interview, which I suppose isn’t my very first but is at least my first targeted toward myself as a writer. You can read the full text here.

Many thanks to C. Russell Price for the engaging questions, and many thanks to Jayy Dodd for tracking me down in the first place.


Quick news: WBUR interview

Hi all. I have a quick bit of news— recently I conducted an interview with Martha Bebinger of WBUR, an NPR affiliate. The subject was medical transition for nonbinary trans people, amongst whom I now count myself. The interview is going to air at some point tomorrow, March 23rd, and you can find the story on WBUR’s website after 7 am that day. If you’re able to tune in as a Boston-area resident, then the station is 90.9 FM. I hope that they were able to get a good edit of everything I had to say— not only was I prone to my usual wordiness, but I was in a hurry and this is also a topic that deserves a great deal of careful nuance. Martha was very nice, though. Feel free to listen in if you are curious about some (perhaps occasionally TMI) information on my experiences on and now (for one year) off of testosterone therapy.

Edit (3/23/15): Here’s the story. As I know sometimes people read stories about trans people and wonder, “Did the reporter actually portray them in a way that they found respectful?”— I will tell you that at least in writing I’m perfectly fine with it. I haven’t listened to the audio yet because I’m self-conscious about hearing my voice on recordings. Thanks again to Martha for the opportunity.