Rowling is Not Dead

Rori Porter
Empowered Trans Woman
4 min readSep 14, 2020

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& I’m Tired of Writing About Her

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#RIPRowling is trending because J.K. Rowling has lobbed yet another attack on my beautiful and vulnerable community in her latest book. Attack after attack, I am tired of seeing her name pop up in the news each time the world has dared to stop talking about her, all while during BLM protests and COVID. Rowling is apparently incapable of not being in the news these days, and I am not here to convince anybody that she’s a transphobe.

Rowling is, unequivocally, a transphobic cisgender white mega-millionaire / or billionaire. None of that is a slant — it’s just the objective truth. Controversially, I fully stand by this assessment. However, I am not here to convince anybody that transphobia is wrong. Transphobia is, unequivocally, a bullshit hill to die on. I stand by that assessment and encourage transphobes to prove to me that transphobia is good for society.

As a trans woman living in Los Angeles, I am blessed. I have access to care, ample healthy coping mechanisms, and bear immense privilege that allows me to quickly look beyond the words that Rowling constantly shits out into the Twitterverse. I respond and continue to do so despite my annoyance because I have the privilege to do so.

But not all trans people are afforded these luxuries. Most are not. As such, I see Rowling’s…

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Rori Porter
Empowered Trans Woman

Queer Transfemme writer & designer based out of Los Angeles. She/Her/They/Their. Editor of TransFoc.us Anthology. RoriPorter.com