When I responded to the New York Times op-ed piece "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy", I was about 6 weeks away from having my own vaginoplasty. I'm now about 12 weeks post-op, and I have a different perspective now that I'm on the other side of surgery.
Warning: there are spoilers in my write-up. I'll do my best to mark them, but if you don't want to see any spoilers, you might want to skip this post until after you've seen the movie. The movie Girl (on Netflix) was recently released after creating a buzz within the transgender community for having a... Continue Reading →
This past weekend, the New York times published an op-ed piece by Andrea Long Chu entitled "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy (And it shouldn't have to)". This column caused shock waves through the trans community for many of the things the author said and the way she characterized different aspects of her experience as a transgender woman.
Here is my response.