Quick Tip: Provide Pads & Tampons in the Men's Restroom

Looking for an easy way to make an impact for trans people on your campus? Check out this resource that was added to the men's restroom in my building today. It's a small container attached to the mirror with pads and tampons in it. This is a fantastic way to acknowledge and serve the needs of trans men, transmasculine genderqueer folks, nonbinary people who were assigned female at birth, and others on these spectra.

Multi-Stall All-Gender Restrooms: A Resource Master Post

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, two sets of permanent multi-stall all-gender restrooms were constructed. This construction marked the end to years of advocacy from staff and students who came before me and my peers, and since my graduation has continued onward with the construction of two more sets.

Respecting Gender Identity on College Campuses

What is the "gender binary" and how does it affect students on college campuses? Last week in a class for my student affairs graduate program, myself and about a dozen higher education administrators and faculty were asked just that. For many participants, this was the first time it occurred to them that they might have had a transgender student in one of their classes or utilizing their campus office.

Precision of Language

This weekend I debuted a presentation I have been working on for a few months about semantic differentiation. I was so nervous that no one would show up and any who did would have a deer-in-headlights response, but thankfully it was very much the opposite. The small room was crammed full of at least 40 people who created such an engaging discussion that I had to skip over half of the presentation just to get in all the comments and insight.

Transgender/ed: An Exploration of Grammar

My BA is in Linguistics, and so you can probably guess that all the latest slang trends intrigue me and the tiniest of grammatical errors annoy me. While that's not 100% correct (I'm notorious for making typos and subtle lexical errors that drive English majors mad), I do have to say that being a linguist has made the language use of marginalized and minority communities even more fascinating than it would be otherwise.

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