Below are all articles and essays I have written that are published elsewhere on the web.

April 2016

Why Transgender Day Of Visibility Is Only One Small Step for Trans People
-Published on Bustle

The #BernieOrBust Movement Throws Marginalized People Under The Bus
-Published on Bustle

March 2016

Caitlyn Jenner’s Support Of Ted Cruz And The GOP Proves She’s No Trans Leader
-Published on Bustle

The 2016 Nomination Race: The Musical
-Published on Bustle

Being a Trans Woman During Women’s History Month
-Published on Bustle

February 2016

We Updated ‘The Vagina Monologues’ For 2016 To Make It More Trans-Inclusive
-Published on Mic

October 2015

Why Coming Out Day Still Matters
-Published on Daily Dot

Transgender Rights Didn’t Come Up In The First Democratic Presidential Debate, And It Was A Big Oversight
-Published on Bustle

Why Casting Laverne Cox in the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Reboot Isn’t a Slam Dunk Idea
-Published on Flavorwire

September 2015

Here’s Why Caitlyn Jenner Is So Terrified Of Being Sent To A Men’s Prison
-Published on Daily Dot

4 Reasons Facebook’s New “Dislike” Button Might Be A Bad Idea
-Published on Bustle

Why Caitlyn Jenner May Be Bad For The Trans Community
-Published on Bustle

The TSA’s Discriminatory Policies on Trans People Are Even Worse Than You Think
-Published on Daily Dot (Republished on Everyday Feminism)

August 2015

Ellen Page Surprises Noted Meat-Griller Ted Cruz With Gay Rights Debate at Iowa State Fair
-Published on Autostraddle

July 2015

‘Transparent’s 10 Emmy Nominations Show Progress, But Here’s How Trans People Are Still Being Left Behind In Entertainment
-Published on Bustle, Republished on Daily Dot

June 2015

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding a Relationship With My Dad
-Published On Autostraddle (A+ Exclusive)

I’m a Trans Woman and Gay Marriage Isn’t Enough
-Published on Bustle

21 Times The Gay Marriage Dissenters Stomped Their Feet Like Petulant Children
-Published on Autostraddle

May 2015

I Said Yes To The (Gay Wedding) Dress
-Published on Autostraddle

6 Ridiculous Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage People Need To Stop Making
-Published on Daily Dot

Stop Trying to Put Miley Cyrus in a Box
-Published on Daily Dot

On Learning to Love My Body: Because Summer Is For Fat Girls, Too
-Published on Autostraddle

You Need Help: Negotiating A Queer Bachelorette Party
-Published on Autostraddle

April 2015

Discovery Life’s Trans Docuseries “New Girls On The Block” is Flawed, But Not Beyond Redemption
-Published on Autostraddle

What Dove’s viral beauty campaign is really selling women
-Published on Daily Dot, Republished on Salon

Amy Schumer’s Interview with Bailey Jay Wasn’t Transphobic — It Was A Sign Of Progress
-Published on Bustle

The Transgender Model Tipping Point
-Published On Daily Dot

Bruce Jenner Came Out As Transgender, But We Have So Many More Important Things To Talk About Than One Celebrity’s Gender Identity
-Published on Bustle, Republished on Daily Dot

March 2015

Another Heartbreak: Somali-Canadian Trans Woman Sumaya Dalmar Found Dead in Toronto This Weekend
-Published on Autostraddle

“Boy Meets Girl” Is Heartwarming, Groundbreaking, Has Cute Queer Kissing
-Published on Autostraddle

On Visibility and My Choice To Live As An Out Trans Woman
-Published on Autostraddle

Today Is International Transgender Day of Visibility, And Here Are 8 Ways You Can Maximize Its Impact
-Published on Bustle

February 2015

The Realities Trans People Face While Traveling
-Interview on Huffington Post Live

Mike Huckabee Compares Gay Marriage to Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Will Run on Bad Analogy Platform in 2016
-Published on Autostraddle

Queer and Trans People of Color Protest Lack of Inclusion During “Creating Change” Conference
-Published on Autostraddle

Alabama Politicians Double Down on Homophobia, Defy Federal Order On Gay Marriage
-Published on Autostraddle

White Coats And Closets: LGBTQ Medical Students Frequently Fear Coming Out
-Published on Autostraddle

January 2015 

There Are No Cookies: Ten Ways to Take Action as a Trans Ally (Even If You’re Also Trans)
-Published on Autostraddle

December 2014

Backwards Mitten: Michigan Might Be The Next “Right To Discriminate” State
-Published on Autostraddle

10 Tips For Surviving Your First Family Holiday After Coming Out
-Published on Autostraddle

November 2014

Media Refuses To Grant Trans Women Dignity — Even Murder Victims
-Published on Autostraddle

Hollywood Is Ready For Trans Characters, But Not Trans Actors
-Published on Autostraddle

Michigan Same-Sex Couples Get a Court Win, But State Legislature Wants to Leave Trans People Behind
-Published on Autostraddle

Straight People Think Your Gay PDA is Gross, Study Finds
-Published on Autostraddle

October 2014

You Need Help: Dressing Like a Grown Ass Trans Woman
-Published on Autostraddle (co-written with Mey Rude)

The State of Trans Women and the Seven Sisters: Mount Holyoke Opens Its Doors, Smith and The Rest Drag Heels
-Published on Autostraddle

September 2014

In Which Mari and Mey Have Conflicted Feelings About “Transparent”
-Published on Autostraddle (co-written with Mey Rude)

PHOTOS: History Made at Michigan Pride, Mark Schauer Shows Support at Rally
-Published on Autostraddle

 Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat
-Published on Autostraddle

In Which Mari and Mey Have Conflicted Feelings About Trans Terminology and “New York Magazine”
-Published on Autostraddle (co-written with Mey Rude)

Rebecca Kling and Chicago’s Early to Bed Say “Trans Women + Sex = Awesome”
-Published on Autostraddle

Once More With Feeling: House Democrats Make Renewed Push ENDA Vote
-Published on Autostraddle

Please Stop Saying That Trans Women Were “Born Boys”
-Published on Autostraddle

No Excuses: California Bans Gay and Trans Panic Defenses for Anti-LGBT Violence
-Published on Autostraddle

August 2014

IFP’s “Fresh Faces” Highlights So Many Rad Female Indie Filmmakers
-Published on Autostraddle

Rick Perry Indicted on Corruption Charges for Attempting to Force Out Lesbian District Attorney
-Published on Autostraddle

When It Comes To Orgasms, Research Shows Lesbians Are Tops
-Published on Autostraddle

Shame Game: New Study Shows Stigma Sours Trans Relationships
-Published on Autostraddle

Two Trans Women Shot in Detroit, Local Media Misgenders and Misrepresents Them
-Published on Autostraddle

 

July 2014

Please Step Over Here: The Perils of Traveling as a Trans Woman
-Published at Autostraddle

Andrea James believes a cis straight woman is a better choice for the GLAAD Board than queer trans women
-Published at TransAdvocate

The New Yorker’s Skewed History of Radical Feminism Ignores Actual Trans Women
-Published on Autostraddle

June 2014

Clinging to a dangerous past: Dr Paul McHugh’s selective reading of transgender medical literature
-Published at TransAdvocate

April 2014

GLAAD, Logo Finally Issue Statements Address Concerns of Transphobia on RuPaul’s Drag Race
-Published at TransAdvocate

We need storytellers who are not cisgender men: Why David Marcus’s views are misguided and misinformed
-Published at TransAdvocate

Transmisogyny masquerading as parody: HuffPo’s Gay Voices promotes disturning video from former Drag Race Contestant
-Published at TransAdvocate

March 2014

 -Published at TransAdvocate

 

 

 

GLAAD, Logo finally issue statements addressing concerns of transphobia of RuPaul’s Drag Race – See more at: http://www.transadvocate.com/glaad-logo-finally-issue-statements-addressing-concerns-of-transphobia-of-rupauls-drag-race_n_13325.htm#sthash.9HOtBQ0O.dpuf
GLAAD, Logo finally issue statements addressing concerns of transphobia of RuPaul’s Drag Race – See more at: http://www.transadvocate.com/glaad-logo-finally-issue-statements-addressing-concerns-of-transphobia-of-rupauls-drag-race_n_13325.htm#sthash.9HOtBQ0O.dpuf
Crossfit’s “scientific” refusal to allow Chloie Jönnson to compete in women’s division not actually supported by science – See more at: http://www.transadvocate.com/crossfits-scientific-refusal-to-allow-chloie-jonnson-to-compete-in-womens-division-not-actually-supported-by-science_n_13160.htm#sthash.MLW2XOXl.dpuf

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