I don’t exactly like Twitter. Logging on feels like walking into a crowded party where everyone is on their own separate rant and no one will make eye contact if you speak. But Twitter does have its advantages.
News hits Twitter first. I watched Matt Fuller live-tweet the insurrection reaching the Capitol chamber in Washington, D.C.
I had been using my new name for almost three years, with my family and friends and at work. Every time I went to the doctor, dentist, or pharmacy, however, I had to go by my legal name, which was increasingly jarring, in a situation where I wanted to build trust with my healthcare providers.
Traveling through an airport became an even more stressful experience, because when staff aren’t calling me “ma’am” they call me by my legal name. …
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