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Articles About My Name Is Iden

  • My Name Is Iden | ‘Best self’ over being ‘the best’

    My Name is Iden

    The new year is upon us. A time for reflection and, for many of us, resolution. This is the time for getting to work on being our “best selves.”

  • My Name Is Iden | 12 months of being honest

    My Name is Iden

    “It was exhilarating for Iden that first day that I stepped out into the sun. At last, my suffering was over. At last, my pain was behind me. Or so I thought.”

  • My Name Is Iden | A Testimony of Sadness

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    “I have many stories. Every paramedic does. “War stories,” we call them. Some we tell over and over to anyone who hasn’t heard them, and anyone who has.”

  • My Name Is Iden | The Blues Man’s Daughter

    “Before he was an artist, before he was a husband, before he was a father or a grandfather, he was a Blues Man.”

  • My Name Is Iden | The wisdom of the weeds

    My Name is Iden

    “Humans are strange. Is there a creature that craves novelty more than a human? Or one more fearful of change? Is there another animal as fundamentally paradoxical as a human?”

  • My Name Is Iden | Calling all rainbows

    My Name is Iden

    “This month will be my second time celebrating Pride as an out transgender person and this time I want to see more than just a momentary gathering of little rainbows.”

  • My Name Is Iden | My kids call me ‘Deedee’

    My Name is Iden

    “I didn’t know what it would be like to raise my children as a transgender woman, but I was pretty sure it would be awful.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Crutches

    My Name is Iden

    “So what’s the answer? How do you remove a stigma that is as deeply rooted as the one against mental illness? My advice is the same advice I always give. Start with yourself.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Finding my voice

    My Name is Iden

    “I now see passing for what it is: a fear-induced response to internalized transphobia. I wanted to pass because I was afraid to be seen as transgender.”

  • My Name Is Iden | Relax baby, it’s just art

    My Name is Iden

    “That is what art is at its core. It is the reception and processing of data by the artist. What we see and hear, what we smell and taste, what we feel is all just raw empirical data.”

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