Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

My birth name never really suited me. After spending 26 years living with it, I came out as trans. I knew I needed a new name, but naming yourself is really hard. Your name needs to be something you can recognize and respond to — something you can feel.

I’d heard other trans people talk about the euphoria they’d felt when deciding what they would be called. This time around, I wanted a name that reflected my Filipina identity. But something didn’t feel right. My doubts about names felt endless. Could I find one that fit me at all?

I’m half-Mexican, but I pass for White. Here’s what it feels like to inhabit two racial identities.

I’m fiercely proud of my heritage, but can’t fully immerse myself due to a language barrier

How do you feel about your body? These comic artists got personal.

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I’m nonbinary. Here’s what that means.

And here’s what not to say