A Trans American Awakening

Something’s About to be Born

As a trans woman who’s awakened to her identity late in life, it’s easy to think I’ve arrived. But my awakening isn’t letting me settle for that. It’s been five years, but I still walk gingerly in heels. Existential ankle-twists explode what I once took for granted.

I’ve lately awakened to some dismal truths about the United States. Deep down, I always felt something was off with my country, but I couldn’t pin down my misgivings. I knew we ought to live up to the ideals proclaimed in our founding documents…

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Bethany Beeler

Bethany Beeler

Author of North Street Book Prize Finalist, _How to NOT Know You’re Trans_, and artist. Her work has been published in multiple publications.