How Learning to Dress Myself Helped Me Understand My Trans Identity
There’s a part of me that is overwhelmed by the possibilities, by the fact that I finally look the way I used to only imagine I might.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Silas Hansen's essays have appeared in Colorado Review, Slate, The Normal School, Hobart, and elsewhere. He lives in Muncie, Indiana where he hosts trivia, plays euchre, and teaches creative writing and literary publishing at Ball State University. You can find him on Twitter at @silas_hansen or at silashansen.net.
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