For Whitman, camaraderie isn’t just a matter of sharing your goals and working together, nor is it just talking out loud about your feelings. It’s about sharing the very essence of yourself.
A large part of expressing as trans has been allowing myself to enjoy what I’m not supposed to enjoy. … Shaving became a moment to gather strength.
The only way to ensure that there are no blurred lines is to choose to actively listen to what your partner is saying: both with their words and with their body.
Perhaps the most dangerous appeal of the controlling, possessive, jealous Alpha hero is the idea that I could be the woman to tame him.