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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

Jul 20 2013

FtBCon trans panel of transness! Myths and Facts About Trans People

As part of Freethought Blogs’ online FtBCon conference this weekend, we’re hosting a live Google Hangouts discussion on “Myths and Facts About Trans People” this Sunday from 5 – 6 PM Central time. Our panelists include five trans women: Trinity Aodh of the Secular Woman advisory board, Autumn Nicole Bradley (Lydia Neon), Ellen Crouch, Amy …

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Jul 20 2013

The Trouble With Depicting Trans People

This piece was originally published on Thought Catalog. Transgender women are most commonly represented in two areas of media: comedies and documentaries. We’re nearly omnipresent in mainstream humor — practically any half-hour of Comedy Central is guaranteed to contain at least one joke about us, and almost all sitcoms and late night talk shows will …

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Jul 18 2013

Thought Catalog: Sorry About Your Boyfriend, You Transphobic Jerk

Dear Anonymous, I’m sorry about everything that happened with you and your boyfriend. Anyone would agree that his betrayal and history of lies were unacceptable. Your raw pain at the discovery of his deception is plain to see, and I know it can’t be easy to find out that the one you loved the most …

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Jul 11 2013

Thought Catalog: The Trouble With Depicting Trans People

Transgender women are most commonly represented in two areas of media: comedies and documentaries. We’re nearly omnipresent in mainstream humor — practically any half-hour of Comedy Central is guaranteed to contain at least one joke about us, and almost all sitcoms and late night talk shows will eventually get around to making some sort of …

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Jul 02 2013

I’ll be in Baltimore next week for the US v. Manning trial

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with these developments, I was recently subpoenaed to testify at the court martial of Private Bradley Manning. Manning is accused of releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks, and I’ve been called as a witness due to a series of conversations I had with Manning throughout 2009. All …

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Jun 01 2013

Live show tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern

I’m in the middle of a really fun and weird flux with some new hormones, so Heather and I are having a live show on justin.tv tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. To be part of the chat, justin.tv requires an account, so we recommend registering an account before joining. If you’d like to come …

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May 28 2013

A hearty welcome to Tauriq Moosa!

As FTB continues its unstoppable spread across the internet, we’ve now acquired a fantastic new member: Tauriq Moosa! I find his areas of focus very interesting… Tauriq Moosa writes on ethical matters in the news. He writes a regular blog at BigThink.com on so-called “taboo” issues, like incest, infanticide and cannibalism, examining whether evidence matches …

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May 17 2013

Cis people: Help me get a sense of the landscape out there!

In a few months, I’ll be attending a secular conference to speak about trans-related issues. Since this subject is pretty general and wide-ranging in its scope, and most of the audience obviously won’t be trans, I was hoping I could enlist your help in figuring out exactly what people might be curious about when it …

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May 11 2013

Live show tonight at 10:30 PM

Heather and I will be hosting a live show on justin.tv tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. Justin.tv requires registration in order to chat, so we recommend registering an account before joining. If you’d like to come chat with us, just go to justin.tv/zinniajones tonight. See you there!

May 07 2013

We’ve claimed another one: Ally Fogg!

It looks like we’ve got another recent addition to the collective: Ally Fogg of Heteronormative Patriarchy for Men! For those unfamiliar with his work, Ally explains gender and social justice issues for people who are only willing to listen to a straight white guy. While the need for this is unfortunate, I suppose someone has …

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