Anthology contributions

Hearing beneath the Surface:

Crossing Gender Boundaries at the Ari Mikveh

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community. Edited by Noach Dzmura. North Atlantic Books: 2010.

The essay was originally published in Zeek, March 2007. The anthology won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award in the “Transgender Nonfiction” category. See Lambda’s Feb. 15, 2011 review by S. Bear Bergman, which calls the essay “not only a good story but so well-written it made me catch my breath”. See also the review published by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

    • Past readings:
  • San Francisco, Calif. (May 26, 2011)
  • Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2010)
  • Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, Penn. (Jun. 2, 2010)


Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Edited by Matt Bernstein Sycamore. Seal Press, 2006.

An April 2007 review in the San Francisco Chronicle called “Hat” “the standout essay in this collection”.

Comparative Analysis of “The Veil” and “Hat,” a “Prezi” by Katie Tuchel, Dec. 4, 2012.

Taught in Syracuse University’s Fall 2007 and Fall 2008 course “Stranger Than Fiction: LGBT Creative Nonfiction” (WRT 422/QSX 422). Professor: Minnie Bruce Pratt.

Taught in MIT’s Spring 2009 course “Passing: Flexibility in Race and Gender” (SP.269 / ESG.SP269). Instructor: Rachel Elizabeth Dillon.

Crack Horse Race

Letters for my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect. Edited by Megan Rohrer and Zander Keig. Wilgefortis: 2010.

The anthology was a finalist for a 2012 Lambda Literary Award.

Past readings:

  • San Francisco, Calif., hosted by the Lou Sullivan Society (Jan. 9, 2011)
  • The Trans Health Conference (THC, Philadephia, Pa., June 2011)
  • The Gender Odyssey conference (Seattle, Wa., August 2011)

American Transsexual Sacrifice

From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond. Edited by Morty Diamond. Manic D Press, Inc., 2004.

This essay was highlighted in “Transitioning FTM (Female to Male)” by Shain Pryce in the Black Queer Youth (BQY) Initiative’s zine “Where We Stand” (Toronto, 2008).

A short quotation was also cited in Harlan E. Weaver’s Ph.D. dissertation “Thinking and Feeling with ‘Trans Affect’,” UC Santa Cruz, June 2012.

The Headache is in Your Head

Finding the Real Me. Edited by Tracie O’Keefe and Katrina Fox. Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Taught in the Spring 2004 course “Transgenderism” (WS 385) at Wells College (Aurora, New York). Professor: Vic Muñoz.

Short quotations from this essay were used in an Anthropology thesis about transgender identity by Dionysius S.S. Reid at the University of Queensland in 2007 (to introduce the “Glossary and Acronyms” section) and in a Philosophy thesis by Jennie Barnsley at the University of Birmingham in 2013.

How Many Genders Fit in a Women’s College?

[Becoming]: Young ideas on gender, identity, and sexuality. Edited by Diane Anderson-Minshall and Gina de Vries. Foreword by Zoe Trope. Xlibris, 2004.

Book review by Malinda Lo, (offline), Dec. 27, 2004