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Most people transition as part of a community, but I didn’t know anyone else. According to the internet, my Brooklyn neighborhood was chock full of boys like me, so every time I went outside – to the Gorilla Coffee store down the block, the supermarket, the Peruvian chicken place on the corner, wherever – I stared at everyone who looked even remotely ambiguous. Not that I ever would have struck up a conversation, but still. I was looking for community, even though I had no idea what I would do with it if I found one. Then Andrea got tired of my dithering around on the internet and began to look for resources herself. Within a couple of hours, she had found Dr. Connor listed in an online information site for trans men and called his office to set up a consultation. The appointment with Dr. Connor was terrifying. He held all the cards, and I was doing this “wrong,” which could induce him to turn me down. Fortunately, he liked me, or he liked the idea of the

Black Fox Literary Magazine Issue #3  

The Winter Issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine featuring new fiction, poetry, non-fiction and photography.

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