Narrative Medicine

'Coming Home to My Body': A Qualitative Exploration of Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking and Mental Health. [accepted]

Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries.

Coming out as trans involves the melancholic, ambivalent loss of intentionally forsaken objects and illusions. Creating replacement fantasies for one’s gender expression requires navigating tensions between trying to visualize one’s authentic …

'X' Marks The Transgressive Gender: A Qualitative Exploration of Legal Gender Affirmation.

Purpose: Gender affirmation for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender diverse (“trans”) persons can include legal name and/or gender marker changes. Gender marker choice has become more complex with increasing availability of a gender-neutral “X” …

Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters.

In May 2019 the photographic cellphone application Snapchat released two company-generated image filters that were officially dubbed “My Twin” and “My Other Twin,” though users and media labeled them as feminine and masculine,respectively. While …

Trans. Visible. Unapologetic.

Gained in Translation

From Badge to Coat

(In)finite Gender Journeys

Academic manuscript based on qualitative research on the violence incurred by societal narratives of gender “transition” as a finite, terminal process [book manuscript submitted]

(Not) A Good Man

Autotheory amalgam of memoir, poetry, and journal excerpts exploring the binds of gender and transness, and probing the bounds of non-toxic masculinity [book manuscript submitted]

Developing an Embedded Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Clinic Using Implementation Science Methods

conducting qualitative stakeholder interviews to inform development of pilot project comparing gender-affirming psychiatric clinic embedded within an outpatient primary care clinic to primary care management alone; Principal Investigator of $7k Educating Physician Scientists in Psychiatry (EPSP) Pilot Grant from Penn Psychiatry to fund study