I have come to notice how invisible trans women are in our on-campus LGBT+ community. These spaces are assumed to be for trans women. Members claim to be proponents of trans women issues, and I’d like to believe them. However, I do not see tangible evidence of this.
“Our campus claims to be accepting of diverse identities, but even here, I have had to explain myself in countless situations. I don’t mean that I chose to; I mean that I had to. It’s not that the people to whom I had to explain myself weren’t well-meaning, it’s more that ‘well-meaning’ isn’t enough.”
This guest blog by Jo Ann Kassebaum, President of the University of Puget Sound’s Repertory Dance Group (RDG), is a response to our earlier published piece “RDG Got the Moves Like…Who?” by Erika Barker. I would like to thank Wetlands and Erika Barker, in particular, for opening up the conversation about cultural appropriation on the Puget Sound […]