Psychology

Cognition and its impact on identity and gender

My False Step of Transgender Hope

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I was never equipped to be an Alpha Male

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Personal

The Nonexistent Link between Autism and Gender Dysphoria

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Two observations can be true and yet unrelated

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Psychology
Book cover: black-and-white photo of an athlete in mid-jump. The Other Olympians: Fascism, Queerness, and the Making of Mo

The Indispensable History of 'Sex Testing' in Sports

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Waters keeps the book focused on the 1930s, with the history told in such a way that it's crystal clear how it's relevant today. The moral panic over trans people in sports continues not to be about sports.

Tucker Lieberman
Tucker Lieberman
Psychology

I'm Sorry Mother… Transgender Regret

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Have you faced ridicule and continuous coaching not to be who you are? If you are LBG_QIA, then yes, I believe you. If not, I won’t deny, but tell me how?

Saoirse George
Personal

The Human System of Identity

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We are both immutable and correctable - a contradiction in human experience

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Philosophy

The Cheap Distraction of "Gender Ideology"

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Public Service Announcement: your government isn't interested in helping you

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Personal

The Process of Gender vs. the Result of Gender Identity

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Pain can help you grow - and at times, more than just growing angry

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Psychology
Detail from the cover of Horse Barbie, Geena Rocero's memoir, showing her face

Geena Rocero's TED Talk Reveal

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'Our spirits will always expand to fill whatever space we are given,' she says. She found her own face in the mirror, her own presence, emerging from nothingness.

Tucker Lieberman
Tucker Lieberman
Society

2023: My Year in Mental Health Failures

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It was the best of Ami, it was the worst of Ami

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Personal

The Value of Doing Nothing

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How much would you pay for absolutely nothing?

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Personal
Young Ami looks in the mirror

Self-Love Is Easier than I Thought

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Sometimes we must battle our own beliefs to accept ourselves

Amethysta Herrick
Amethysta Herrick
Psychology
Detail from the book cover of Shaneel Lal's memoir One of Them, showing someone in a red shirt and pink pants

Shaneel Lal's Fight Against Conversion Therapy

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In 2022, powered by young activist Shaneel Lal, Aotearoa New Zealand banned conversion therapy. 'Stop congratulating me for being brave,' Lal says. Instead, 'annihilate the systems that force me to be brave.'

Tucker Lieberman
Tucker Lieberman
Society