Punchline: Your Transphobic Jokes vs. My Hilarious Trans Life

“This is J.M.,” my boss told my colleagues.  “They,” he paused meaningfully, “will be the new program coordinator.  They’s office is just down the hall.”  I watched, eyes wide, as he struggled to speak his native language.  “You should feel free to drop by and say hello to they.”

I realized that I would have to explain that I use the pronouns they, their and them.  Yep, all three.

Read the rest of this essay in Polychrome Ink Literary Magazine, Volume Three, available here.