In Bad Faith: The New Yorker and its Transphobia

By Huma Munshi Close your eyes and imagine struggling to do simple acts such as going out to buy a pint of milk or catching a train to work. Imagine that this is because the way you present does not align with mainstream societies view of what it means to be male or female. My… Read More

Facing Mirrors: The Story of Eddie a Trans Man in Iran

by Huma Munshi Facing Mirrors (2011) is a Farsi film which tells the story of young trans man, Eddie, as he struggles to escape a family who are forcing him into marriage so that they may maintain their family ‘honour’. One of the most poignant films that I’ve seen on honour-based oppression, Facing Mirrors  juxtaposes… Read More

Hair, Platforms and Politics

I write to speak my truth by Huma Munshi Who am I to demand, to desire, to dream? Who am I to think, to create, to break? Who am I to lie naked, to arch my back? Who am I to breathe, to live? Who am I? Who am I?[1] Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV… Read More