Back2Us Radio Network

The Strong Stance: The Problem with Passing

Episode Summary

So many trans folks, especially early in transition, are obsessed with "passing": posting pics on social media, asking for others opinions, reading blogs on behavior, dress, and actions. Often this status is seen as important not only for safety but also so that the outside world sees you as who you truly are. But how does "passing" negatively affect our community? Tonight join me and guest co-host Jaan Williams as we break down the definition of the word and the concept of "passing" and Passing Privilege.

Episode Notes

So many trans folks, especially early in transition, are obsessed with "passing": posting pics on social media, asking for others opinions, reading blogs on behavior, dress, and actions. Often this status is seen as important not only for safety but also so that the outside world sees you as who you truly are.
But how does "passing" negatively affect our community? Tonight join me and guest co-host Jaan Williams as we break down the definition of the word and the concept of "passing" and Passing Privilege.