Cover Photo: An illustration of a trans person  running shirtless—their top surgery scars just visible, glowing—as the sun rises, breaking the cover of night

On Running Shirtless While Trans

Maybe I was tired of hiding and being afraid. Maybe I was just overheating and my nipples were starting to chafe. Maybe it was all or none of the above.

Good thing I brought one shirt

Just put a shirt onDon’t be so dramatic.

Vivian Lam is a writer, editor, and unrepentant shower singer. They currently serve as the assistant health and biomedicine editor at The Conversation US. They can be found at