Kimia is a writer, translator, interpreter and teacher from Manchester, England. She loves travelling, learning languages, and experiencing different cultures. She has lived in six countries and visited more than forty.
Why I Stopped Listening to Jessie J
I was 19 when, in 2010, British singer Jessie J’s first major single, “Do It like a Dude” was released. Intrigued by her confidence and her feminist message that girls do not lack anything and can do whatever it is that boys do, I thought of her as a breath of fresh air. Shortly after her mainstream musical success, in 2011, there were talks about her bisexuality, and Jessie J herself said in an interview with MTV: “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys—get over it. It’s not a secret, but it’s the only thing they can grab onto.”
Transmisogynists Have Trans Women's Blood On Their Hands
Transmisogyny is growing like a cancer (and as someone who has had cancer, I’m allowed to say that). Everywhere on the internet and in the “real world,” I see transmisogynists undermining my trans sisters’ humanity and basic rights.