- Trauma experienced as a female-perceived person and the difficulty of engaging with that/talking about it as a man or non-binary person
- Engaging with an actual history of perpetrating violence, abuse, verbal insults, etc. when socialized as male without bolstering the fucked-up “trans women are violent” narrative
- Finding space for discussions about gender where one has actual experience that is relevant without encouraging others to misgender us
- Cycles of abuse for trans people
- How do we address misogyny within the trans community while still fighting external fights (ex, transformative justice approach?)
- What is the impact of specific cultural narratives around gender on trans people and how do we address problematic aspects of how we were raised to understand gender while maintaining a cultural identity and fighting racism, xenophobia, bigotry, etc?
Avory Faucette is a genderqueer radical feminist activist and writer. Zie writes at the blog Radically Queer and works at the National Center for Transgender Equality. Hir work focuses on intersections of gender, sexuality, and other identities. Zie is particularly interested in non-binary gender and sexuality. Zie is also an award-winning international human rights legal activist with a law degree from the University of Iowa. Hir views stated here do not reflect those of any organization or entity.