Author: Monica Roberts

Exiting Stage Left

Well Feministe readers, My two week guest blogging stint closes today. I wanted to thank Jill, Cara and the Feministe editing team for extending me the gracious invitation to come here and write about various issues. I had a goal…

We Want The Same Things You Do

A TransGriot Post I wrote June 28, 2009 “The ideals and ambitions which the Negro entertains for himself are precisely those which the white man entertains for himself. And this the white man foolishly resents.” NAACP founder Archibald Grimke spoke…

Stealth Was A Mistake

Another Classic TransGriot post One of the ongoing arguments in the transgender community that’s guaranteed to generate heated debate one way or the other is the stealth vs out one. Basically, stealth is the transgender equivalent of what we call…

I Have To Prove It Every Day

Another one of my classic TransGriot posts for your Feministe reading pleasure. There was a recent Battlestar Galactica episode in which Sharon and her husband Helo were discussing some issues. During the conversation Helo remarked that to him his Cylon…

What A Difference A Year Makes

Back in May 2008 I wrote a TransGriot post entitled ‘Destruction of the Black Transwoman Image.‘ In that post I pointed out that transwomen have some of the same problems as our cisgender sisters when it comes to Black womanhood.…