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Zinnia Jones

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Name: Zinnia Jones
Date registered: June 7, 2012
URL: http://www.freethoughtblogs.com/zinniajones/

Biography

Zinnia Jones is a writer and videoblogger, co-blogging with Heather McNamara and Lux Pickel. She's written extensively on the subjects of secularism, feminism, and being transgender. Since 2008, her videos have received over 8 million views, and her articles have been featured in Autostraddle, the Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and The Fight magazine. Originally from Chicago, she's currently living in Florida with her fiancee Heather and their two children. You can reach her at [email protected], or on Twitter at @ZJemptv, and her YouTube channel is at www.zinniajones.com.

Latest posts

  1. Open Letter: 350+ Trans Women and Transfeminine People Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James — April 14, 2014
  2. I’ll be at Women in Secularism 3. Will you? — March 19, 2014
  3. A Secular Argument for Transphobia — March 17, 2014
  4. Darker shades of pink: Having depression when you’re transgender — March 14, 2014
  5. There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide — March 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Trans woman commits suicide after being bullied by the Daily Mail — 279 comments
  2. The day my entire body of work became unreadable: A Freethought Blogs story — 215 comments
  3. Transgender women in women’s restrooms: A purely imagined harm — 171 comments
  4. If you aren’t attracted to us, then stop being attracted to us — 170 comments
  5. Cis people: Help me get a sense of the landscape out there! — 154 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 14 2014

Open Letter: 350+ Trans Women and Transfeminine People Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James

Trans Women Oppose Recent Attacks by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James We, the undersigned trans women and trans-feminine individuals, are appalled at recent attacks on trans woman journalist Parker Marie Molloy published by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James on the Huffington Post and Boing Boing. Addams’ and James’ hit pieces exhibit a pervasive hostility to …

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Mar 19 2014

I’ll be at Women in Secularism 3. Will you?

Women in Secularism 3 is coming up fast, running from May 16-18 in Alexandria, VA. Among the speakers are Ophelia Benson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Melody Hensley, Susan Jacoby, and many other spectacular secularists you won’t want to miss. Also, I’ll be appearing on the following panels on Friday, May 16: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Online …

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Mar 17 2014

A Secular Argument for Transphobia

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Guest post by Trinity Pixie Trigger warnings: Abuse, isolation, transphobia, homophobia, racism. My previous post, Green, which I presented without comment, was actually a piece of creative nonfiction. It was about my family’s response to my transition: taking advantage of my disability to isolate me. I lived in a place somewhere between rural and suburban. …

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Mar 14 2014

Darker shades of pink: Having depression when you’re transgender

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The past few years of my life have featured various events that repeatedly force me to update significant parts of how I understand myself. I used to see little purpose in life and no path forward for myself, until I created an ongoing open-ended project to direct my energies toward, and coincidentally slid into utter …

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Mar 12 2014

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

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American Atheists president David Silverman recently attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the intention of reaching out to non-religious conservatives. CPAC, if you aren’t familiar with it, has featured such illustrious moments as: Michael Medved’s claim that “there’s never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage, that’s …

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Feb 27 2014

Green

Guest post by Trinity Pixie Green. The color was chosen without much thought, she liked green. It was a pleasant dark shade, and covered the thirsty white walls in only a couple hours. ”Why do we have to move my room so quickly?” she asked, frowning as she continued laying tile on top of the …

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Feb 18 2014

On the Loss of False Male Privilege

Guest post by Trinity Pixie False Male Privilege is experienced by some trans women prior to transition. It only affects us externally, and only until our presentation changes. Back in May, I traveled to Women in Secularism 2. It was far from my first time getting somewhere by greyhound bus, but it was my first …

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Feb 17 2014

Animal dildos: An ethical analysis

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Note: This post contains frank discussion of sexual topics. Some content may be of a graphic nature. Certain sex toy vendors manufacture toys that are based on the penises of animals. While many of these toys are hand-sculpted, some horse-based and dog-based toys are marketed as “life-cast”, meaning they are directly cast from a mold …

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Jan 31 2014

Trans panels at FtBCon 2!

This year’s FtBCon, running from January 31 through February 2, will have three trans panels on awesomely diverse topics. These include: Between A Rock And…: Non-Binary Gender in Atheism (February 1, 11 AM – 12 PM) When women started talking about women’s issues in the skeptic and atheist movements, it created an incredibly charged atmosphere …

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Jan 29 2014

Out now: Hacking Transition, by Kristin

My colleague and good friend Kristin has just released her e-book, Hacking Transition: Tips and Tricks for Making Transition Easier. The book includes advice on all aspects of transitioning for trans women, from a a position of firsthand experience. Kristin says: Over the last several years I have been through a lot with my transition, …

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