By Casey Plett
Eleven exact brief tales that reach from a rural Canadian Mennonite city to a hipster homosexual bar in Brooklyn, that includes younger trans ladies stumbling via loss, intercourse, harassment, and love.
These tales, glossy with whiskey and prairie sunsets, damn subways and missed cats, express starting to be up as a trans woman might be fascinating, humorous, problematic, or unhappy, yet by no means will it's predictable.
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