Jimmy Carter Made Me a Better American-
Jimmy Carter’s time in the White House — with its remarkable mash-up of triumphs and failures — that helped me…0
A Prayer for the Longest Night of the Year-
No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back. A…
Trans people shouldn’t have to hide to help Democrats win-
If we’re going to lose the next election, I’d rather we do it because we stood up for the most…
I’m a Trans Woman. Bullies Don’t Surprise Me, but Allies Still Do.-
This was the final column of my 15 year run as a contributing opinion writer at the NYT. In which…
The Radical Normalcy of a Trans Jeopardy! Winner-
This is what really infuriates the trolls. My NYT essay for 1/10/22.
When Do You Know Your Business Is Done?-
It’s time to reflect– and to remember we’re loved. My NYT column for 12/24/21.
Rudeness is On the Rise. You Got a Problem With That?-
How do we respond to a culture in which the guardrails of so-called civility are gone? My NYT column for…
If I Had Loved Her Less-
A queer reading of Thoreau, in LitHub.
Remember the Bicentennial? Celebrating America at 250 Might Be Even Harder-
The Semiquincentennial clock begins its countdown. What will we celebrate, when we celebrate America at 250? JFB in Washington Post,…
Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Me-
The call of loons, and of mortality. My NYT column for 7/7/21.