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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. Seeking trans participants for a project with photographer Martin Schoeller — July 10, 2014
  2. Why I’m representing Chelsea Manning at SF Pride — June 26, 2014
  3. “Why can’t Bailey Jay just have her feelings about RuPaul?” On the trans community and differences of opinion — May 25, 2014
  4. Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science — May 15, 2014
  5. The worst assimilation of all: How modern-day drag hurts trans women and achieves little or nothing of value — April 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Trans woman commits suicide after being bullied by the Daily Mail — 280 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. Open Letter: 350+ Trans Women and Transfeminine People Stand Against Calpernia Addams and Andrea James — 164 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 10 2014

Seeking trans participants for a project with photographer Martin Schoeller

My good friend and colleague Kristin is working with photographer Martin Schoeller on an upcoming project featuring trans people during transition. Schoeller is well-known for his series of photographs of celebrities and other subjects in his signature close-up style. Kristin, herself a trans woman, has worked with Schoeller on earlier projects, and he is very …

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Jun 26 2014

Why I’m representing Chelsea Manning at SF Pride

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This year, Private Chelsea Manning was selected as Honorary Grand Marshal of SF Pride. As she is unable to attend, she asked me to serve as her representative due to our personal history, and I agreed. I’ll be present for various events this coming weekend, including the parade on Sunday. If you happen to be …

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May 25 2014

“Why can’t Bailey Jay just have her feelings about RuPaul?” On the trans community and differences of opinion

After trans adult performer Bailey Jay criticized trans people who object to the use of transphobic slurs in mass media such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, an anonymous person on Tumblr asked me why I took issue with her remarks. My response is reprinted here. Anonymous asked: Why can’t Bailey Jay just have her feelings about RuPaul? …

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May 15 2014

Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

I’m going to Women in Secularism 3 this weekend, and I feel like this is a good time to get into something relevant: my experiences as a woman in the secular community. Particularly, my experiences as a woman whose gender is often considered debatable. When Dave Silverman went to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the …

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Apr 26 2014

The worst assimilation of all: How modern-day drag hurts trans women and achieves little or nothing of value

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1. A many-sided debate It’s been almost two weeks since the publication of our open letter regarding Calpernia Addams and Andrea James, and I feel it’s had quite a useful impact. My goal in this was to present a loud, powerful, and broad-based protest against what would otherwise be unopposed transphobia by two women who …

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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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