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Articles by Iden Crockett

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  • My Name Is Iden | What’s in a dead name?

    My Name is Iden

    “What would it be like to watch yourself die? To be at the bedside, holding your own hand for your final breath?”

  • My Name Is Iden | Sometimes, it’s enough

    My Name is Iden

    “Years of telling myself, every day, that I was a failure. That what I’d given of myself had made no difference. I hadn’t realized how badly I needed those words: ‘Baby, it was enough.'”

  • My Name Is Iden | One inch at a time

    My Name is Iden

    Ask yourself, “Where is the fight?” It isn’t at the finish line. It is one step past the last.

  • My Name Is Iden | Put aside your judgement

    My Name is Iden

    “Ignorance must be met with teaching, not preaching. Your right may be different from my right.”

  • My Name Is Iden | The limits of metaphor

    My Name is Iden

    “We are not books, but we do have stories, and nothing ruins a story like certainty. I hope I am writing a good one.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Happy Iden-pendence Day

    My Name is Iden

    This past July 5 was my three-year “traniversary,” the anniversary of my coming out as transgender and beginning my transition. A day I’ve dubbed “Iden’s Day.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Everyone is a winner (or else)

    My Name is Iden

    “There will always be outstanding players, leaders in every field, and they are vital, but they are not so worthy of praise that we should devalue the contributions of the other team members.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Select all that are applicable

    My Name is Iden

    “Allowing people the freedom to fully self-identify in the ways that are most genuine and true to their lives and experience is the first step toward truly celebrating diversity.”

  • My Name Is Iden | The path of the fearless

    My Name is Iden

    “It is a frightening time to be transgender or nonbinary in America. It’s a frightening time to love someone who is trans or nonbinary.”

  • Ask a transperson | What’s the deal with drag?

    Iden Crockett, My Name is Iden

    In the third installment of “Ask a Transperson,” YS News columnist Iden Crockett answers: “Are drag shows supposed to be funny? At whose expense?”

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