idea: first episode of a show we show a black witch re-casting an HRT spell.
"A year and a day, should be permanent now."
And then the show moves on. Not entirely ignoring that she's trans but not exclusively focusing on it either. Sometimes it matters more that she's a woman, sometimes that she's black, sometimes that she's trans, mostly that she's a witch.
Stories about our struggles are important but sometimes you just wanna see trans gals living their lives.
@imani the Broken Earth books did this really well too, with Tonkee
mentioned when relevant, but not exclusively focussed on
@imani *coughs* that's more or less the story i'm writing *coughs* (that and she's a huge sapphic gal lol)
this is what i really like about trans characters in yoon ha lee's stuff. like, his hexarchate series still has transphobia existing in universe but, it was the first experience i think i ever had of reading a story and getting a few paragraphs into dialogue with a new character before realizing -- oh this character uses they/them pronouns. and it's not a thing that deserves attention because the author has established enbies exist, and most folks don't care.
ugh and non-op trans people exist, and when it is relevant it is relevant and when it isn't it isn't which just, blew my little mind
@imani sounds great!
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