Here’s a photo I love, taken at the GLAAD Media Circle celebration earlier this month. On hand were, from lower right, Amanda Simpson, US Department of Defense; Kimberly Reed, award-winning filmmaker; Dr. Marci Bowers, surgeon; and Jennifer Boylan, Professor of English, me. I know that there are all sorts of ways of being trans, and that there are countless struggles suffered by our people across the country and around the world. But it’s good, once in a while, to be reminded that the story of trans people is not only a story of suffering and marginalization; many of us live good lives too. I was proud to be among these Four Tall Women, whom I count not only among my friends, but among my own personal list of heroes as well.