My Voice Got Deeper. Suddenly, People Listened.

My feminist mother taught me to speak up. Now, as a trans man, I am trying to make space for women to be heard.

Thomas Page McBee
Aug 17, 2018 · 6 min read
Illustration: The New York Times

A few months after I began injecting testosterone, I discovered that one of the startling new privileges of my male body was that I could silence an entire room just by opening my mouth.

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Thomas Page McBee

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I write about the intersection of gender and culture. My most recent book is Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity (Scribner).

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