I recently took a series of photos of a protest against racism and police violence that happened in my hometown of Northampton, MA as part of the nationwide protests that have been going on in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The photos I took have mostly been well-received. But … More The Responsibilities & Risks of Protest Photography
First, and absolutely foremost, I support the protests and the protesters. Even despite my fears about further spread of the coronavirus.
I recognize that there is essentially a cost-benefit analysis going on here. The cost being the likelihood that this will massively spread the coronavirus. The benefit being that we simply cannot stay quiet. Whether it’s “well-timed” or not, from a public health perspective; NOW is the moment when all these protests, all this resistance, all of this anger and hurt had to come out, had to find expression.
Black Lives Matter. … More Why I Support The Protesters (And Why You Should Too!)
Listen brothers sisters and siblings
How can I tell you. As bad as you think things are, they are worse.
We are under attack … More My Speech from the Rally For Transgender Rights at City Hall Plaza
Once upon a time I used to just write. Let the words flow from my fingers regardless of sense or form or even merit. The words themselves were the purpose. There was little correction and if there was, it was crossing out. I wrote by the line. My thoughts conforming to the shape and width … More Fragments from a bar on Cape Cod
This evening I went for a walk in the snow, at dusk into the darkening night. The world reducing to icy blue landscapes highlighted by grey shadows. Orange house light spilling onto drifting lawns. Wooded patches reducing in detail, fading into black. As I walked through the neighborhood, blowing sleet stinging my cheeks, icy wind … More A Winter Memory
I just finished watching the pilot episode for “Transparent” the latest attempt out of Hollywood to portray the trans experience. And Wow. I mean, really, wow. That was not what I expected. And I mean that as high praise. At least kind of. But let me explain. I would be lying if I said I … More “Transparent” A transparent Trans review.
Lorelei sat at the bar dreaming of past glories. Neil Young playing on the jukebox. Heart of Gold. Harmonica blending nicely with the chatter of bar life. She opened her ears to hear the crowd. Trying to let it all in. Distinguish voices, isolate conversations. All so she could feel connected. The Ramones playing. Sheena … More Barstool Snapshot
Tonight I went to the Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial in Boston. The city where this sad tradition was started in honour of Rita Hester, a local transgender woman who was murdered in 1998. And honestly, I’m having kind of a hard time. TDoR is always difficult for me. Surprisingly, I haven’t cried yet. But … More Preserving the Transgender Day of Remembrance: A memorial for our dead
Come on everybody! Let’s TWIST!!! Hi there! It’s Lorelei, you know, the weird tall woman who writes a newspaper column called “Ask A Transwoman” and purports to be a bona-fide pageant queen. (It’s true! Honest! Miss Trans New England 2009!! W00t!!) The Transproviser her very-own self!! Anyway, the other thing I do, and did … More Tammy’s Twist – A Trans-Tastic Evening Of Comedy