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  1. A Powerful Poem About What It Feels Like to Be Transgender (TED Talk, May 2015) “I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered,” says poet Lee Mokobe, a TED Fellow, in this gripping and poetic exploration of identity and transition. It’s a thoughtful reflection on bodies and the meanings poured into them.

  2. Why I’m Done Trying to be “Man Enough” (TED Talk, November 2017) Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity—to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: “See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper,” Baldoni says. “Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?”

  3. The Stars of Queer Eye on What Masculinity Means in 2018 (Esquire, June 2018) Queer Eye, the TV phenomenon of the year, is among other things an attempt to set out a new blueprint for masculinity: one based on openness, empathy and self-care. Here Esquire sits down with the gang to discuss their own struggles with being a man, and where they think we need to go next.

  4. Malcolm London: High School Training Ground (TED Talk, May 2013) In this TED Talk, young poet, educator, and activist Malcolm London delivers his poem about the experiences of young men in high school.


  1. How Many Kids Actually Change Their Mind About Being Trans? (Refinery29, June 2018) In response to the July/August 2018 cover story of The Atlantic, “When Children Say They’re Trans,” this article discusses the dangers of focusing primarily on the stories of “detransitioners,” who are a small minority of cases. The article explores the obstacles transgender children and teens are up against when it comes to accessing the care and support they need.

  2. These 25 Examples of Male Privilege from a Trans Guys’ Perspective Really Prove the Point (Everyday Feminism, May 2015) In this article, transgender writer James St. James describes all the ways in which he started receiving better treatment from the world around him after he transitioned and started being seen as male.

  3. 10 Myths About Non-Binary People It’s Time to Unlearn (Everyday Feminism, December 2014) One of the most prominent misconceptions about non-binary people is that they don’t exist. This article explores some of the harmful stereotypes and prejudices non-binary people often face.

  4. Raising a Son in a World of Toxic Masculinity (The Body Is Not An Apology, November 2017) In this article, a writer explores how misogyny and gendered expectations are imposed on children’s bodies at a young age, and how she seeks to raise her son with expansive—rather than limiting, harmful or toxic—concepts of masculinity.


  1. Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of US (CN Lester, May 2018) CN Lester, a leading activist, musician, and academic, takes readers on a personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today.

  2. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. (Janet Mock, February 2014) With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population.