Help, I’m Turning Into My Grandmother

spoiler alert: my grandmother was often unpleasant

One of the horrible ironies of the tensions being sown, especially in the UK, to divide trans women from non-trans lesbians, is that trans women’s subjectivities are often shaped not merely by the relations have with other women, but by the relationships between women that foster us. I was raised by two women: my grandmother and my mother. As a child, m…

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