Some weeks ago, Esquire published Lili Anolik's long-form exploration of the famous -- and famously debauched -- Bennington College Class of 1986. After rabid consumption of the article, multiple times, over a period of 48 hours, I have compiled this list of the quotes from the which most inspire the physical ache of not being … Continue reading Anyone Else Physically Aching to Swap Bodies with Donna Tartt After Reading That Esquire Article About Bennington College in the Eighties? Anyone? No? Just Me?
As you may have gleaned from the title of this article, I am not a classicist. One time, in college, I signed up for an Intro to Latin class, but I dropped out three weeks into the course after pulling an all nighter in Robarts making vocab flash cards right before our first quiz and … Continue reading Virgil Had A Pussy and I’ll Prove It
Reader, I come to you now from inside a dark and damp cave. For years I’ve bided my time, collected my data, risked my neck… All while you have been out galavanting in the world, getting gay married with a legal weed wedding registry and inventing new yoga moves in what I assume you now … Continue reading 20 Men Whose Bad Hairlines You Haven’t Noticed Due To What I Suspect Is A Multi-Level Government Conspiracy
We talk a lot about dysphoria around here. It’s just what happens when you get this many transmascs in a room together—it’s either this or forming a theatre troupe. But like an ill-fitting H&M men's section button-down, masculinity can chafe. And sometimes, you question your gender so hard you circle all the way back around … Continue reading 7 Interests Which Prove I’m Cis, Actually
Three years ago, our very own Thea received a phone call from a friend. She accepted the call. She lifted the phone to her ear. Her friend said, "Piglet from Winnie the Pooh was androgynous," and then immediately hung up. That was it. That was the entire call. It was a brief message, but a potent … Continue reading If Piglet Was Your Favourite Winnie the Pooh Character, Let’s Be Honest, You’re Gay
If you're reading this article, you've probably known from a young age that you were... different. While your peers gravitated like heat-seeking missiles toward Britney and Disney princesses and the Spice Girls, you persistently sought out books about girls who spurned femininity and rolled about in dirt. Sometimes it was subtle - our heroine is … Continue reading Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today
1. the tattoos say "I'm a sensitive tough boy with a troubled past" but the eyebrows say "I know I'm pulling off this outfit that would make you look like a 13 year old girl at a fall out boy concert and I'm smug about it" 2. the mohair sweater.....the feathered hair....the earrings?? how are you … Continue reading Five Topman Models Who Make Me Feel Inadequately Androgynous
#5: When she said (repeatedly) she only learned ancient Greek in order to be more like Oscar Wilde: Carson did admit, in the end, that part of her desire to learn Greek came from her childhood desire to be Oscar Wilde — classically educated, elegantly dressed, publicly witty. I asked her when she stopped … Continue reading Top Five Times Anne Carson Hinted That She Might Be Trans