Zinnia Jones

Author's details

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

Aug 03 2013

Sorry About Your Boyfriend, You Transphobic Jerk

This piece was originally published on Thought Catalog. 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 …

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Jul 30 2013

The Humanity of Private Manning, by Lauren McNamara

It’s been weeks since I testified at the court-martial of Private Bradley Manning, and I still don’t know how to explain to anyone what that experience was like. I don’t even know how to feel about what I saw there. Everything seemed simple before, and now it’s really not. It used to be easy to …

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Jul 26 2013

If you wear jeans, you’re not a woman: Transphobia at women’s shelters

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The case of a women’s shelter in Maine handily demonstrates the true inanity of policing gender via its expression: But the women who complained said they believe that in at least one case, it was a ruse. They believe one of the people in question is a man who occasionally dresses as a woman to …

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Jul 23 2013

Lessons from the first FtBCon trans panel

Our inaugural FtBCon transgender panel was fantastic in almost every way. 200 or more people saw it live, thousands more watched the recorded session on YouTube, our panelists had a great time, and many viewers had their questions answered at length. I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to Trinity, Autumn, Ellen and Amy for …

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Jul 21 2013

You can still watch the FtBCon trans panel: Myths and Facts About Trans People

If you missed our trans panel of transness at FtBCon, don’t despair! The entire event has been recorded and saved to YouTube so you can watch it whenever you want. We discovered that just one hour wasn’t enough to contain all the awesomeness, so we eventually ended up with two hours of brilliance and sass …

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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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