Today we’re reading Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s New York Times opinion piece, “How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?” As you read their article, consider the following questions:
- How does Marzano-Lesnevich’s pandemic experience free them from gender binaries?
- What is your response to Mx. Slarii’s argument: “I don’t think cis people understand how much their input weighs down on trans people, especially when it comes to transitioning”?
- Can you read this piece as a gender autoethnography? Why/not?
- How can this piece inform your autoethnography?