I have begun reading a number of trans-related blogs again, now that the Fall semester has calmed down a bit, looking for interesting voices. I looked through the various blogs, trying to decide which ones to put on my must-read list.
I discarded those railing against everything, who post infrequently, or just copy and paste news items. Here's who I have so far. What blogs do you think I should add to my must-read list?
I should note that I am not entirely enamored of all of the ones on my list, and my guess is that many of you will feel that some of them shouldn't be on the list at all. Which ones do you think should be stricken from the rolls?
Must-read list (in no particular order):
Dented Blue Mercedes: Mercedes Allen posts from her perch in Alberta with quick, precise intellectual strokes.
en|Gender: Helen Boyd, a trans ally, most well-known for her book "My Husband Betty," has a strong feminist voice.
A Gender Variance Who's Who: Zagria brings us short, fascinatingly descriptive biographies of gender-variant people from today and yesteryear.
There From Here: Jennifer Finney Boylan is a popular writer with insightful and comedic gifts, and her writing is always delightful even when it broaches serious topics.
Tranifesto: Matt Kailey is a former social caseworker and now award-winning author, who often writes about perplexing personal issues facing the trans community.
The Transadvocate: A collection of trans bloggers, plainspoken and blunt, sometimes a little angry, but with the merit of often correctly targeting injustices.
A.E. Brain: She's not blogging much at the moment, due to an illness in the family, but she really is a rocket scientist and it shows in her intellectual tours-de-force.
Pretty Queer: A collection of smart, hip voices who know how to turn a phrase engagingly.
Autumn Sandeen on Pam's House Blend: Autumn's controversial, fiery voice can't be ignored.
TransGriot: Monica Roberts is another controversial, fiery voice, and her explicitly trans and Black perspective bars no holds.
Fish Food For Thought: Often personal, this People Magazine celebrity writer has a sharp mind, talking most often about her personal relationships, youth and coming out experiences.
What other blogs should go on the "must-read" list?