Transgender is a seesaw between monstrosity and invisibility; people
either hate you or can't admit that you exist. I even forget that I
exist sometimes, but I knew it with sharp anger when when my mother
sent me a newspaper article entitled "Slaying of transgender teen
haunts city". Tacked on was a post-it note saying "Be careful,
Luke." The sword in some pictures doubles as a phallus and a castration
device; the threat is always implicit.
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Dimensions: approximately 40" tall, 18"
The newspaper article:
(this is the article that was printed out and made into the skirt for