90.5 WESA: "Scholar says many trans people are discouraged from publicly expressing a full range of emotions"

How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishing

In Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad, Malatino writes that the same cultural biases that make many trans folks feel badly about themselves in the first place also prevent them from conveying the resultant emotions.

“The central argument of the book is really that these bad feelings are often thought and dealt with, or suggested to be dealt with, at the level of the individual, but in trans lives, they are structurally produced,” said Malatino. “So the book is thinking through how different forms of transphobia [and] transantagonism produce such sort of reliably recurrent sets of feelings in trans lives.”

Read the article at WESA.fm.

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