trans representation

No Longer Clueless: Reading Misfit Characters as Trans

After puberty has kicked you in the balls, the realisation that you are trans prompts a re-evaluation of your life up to that point. It is an overwhelming experience in which multiple, contradictory emotions can hit you all at the same time. There’s the rush of relief mingled with the …

Trans Representation in Video Games: We Can Do Better

It’s commonly thought that the first trans character in a video game was Birdo, a recurring pink dinosaur boss in Super Mario Brothers 2 back in 1989. In the manual for the game, she was described as a ‘male who believes she is female’. Not the most flattering of descriptions. …