On White Masculinity and Territoriality

I am at a concert standing among a crowded sea of bodies. I am tall, thin, and white, and testosterone ensures that I am read as a man. I am not a man; I am a non-binary transfeminine person who keeps their femininity a secret for protection from those who I have begun to refer to as “the mens.” The concert has just begun and I am excited to be seeing one of my favorite bands perform.

I feel two hands clasp my shoulders; I lighten in anticipation of their intentions, and am moved effortlessly by the hands out of the eyesight of their owner — a tall, thin, and…




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