Asian-American/Pacific Islander Writers to Check Out this AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage month, which aims to recognize the contributions and influence of AAPIs to American culture and achievements. In honor of this month, we have compiled a list of notable contemporary Asian-American/Pacific Islander writers spanning dozens of genres and styles. To donate to Operation Four’s GoFundMe to fund care packages for theContinue reading “Asian-American/Pacific Islander Writers to Check Out this AAPI Heritage Month”

2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation

Image Source: Ted Eytan, Creative Commons Content warning: the following article contains descriptions of anti-transgender legislation and transphobic rhetoric. We are only five months into 2021, but it has officially been declared a record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation. Over 82 bills have been filed countrywide attempting to single out trans people in one way orContinue reading “2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation”

Dismantling the Binary: Gender as a Colonial Weapon

Source: Albert Eckhout, Series of Eight Figures Content warning: the following article contains discussions of transphobia, transphobic violence, racism, racist violence, and discriminatory rhetoric. Conservative, anti-LGBTQ+ views claim that gender-fluidity and transness are simply unnatural and unscientific; that transgender people are mentally ill and that the difference between a man and a woman is biologicallyContinue reading “Dismantling the Binary: Gender as a Colonial Weapon”

Yes, God is Trans: Remembering SOPHIE

SOPHIE died on January 30, 2021 in Athens, Greece, after sustaining a lethal fall from a balcony. After their death, it was revealed that they preferred to use gender-neutral pronouns. For as long as I can remember, I have hated my body. As soon as I hit puberty and began to molt into a woman,Continue reading “Yes, God is Trans: Remembering SOPHIE”