“Never Too Late to Live Your Authentic Life”: Later-in-Life FTM Trans YouTube Narratives
Ash Kinney d’Harcourt / University of Texas at Austin

Ash Kinney d’Harcourt examines the complexities in the later in life female-to-male (FTM) transition narratives shared on YouTube. The stories of these late bloomers, and trans elders more broadly, are significant at a time when trans futures are uncertain.

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Fire in Her Belly: Gendered Standards of Comedic Discourse
Ashlynn d’Harcourt / The University of Texas at Austin

Ashlynn d’Harcourt explores gender-based double standards for comedians through an analysis of the media backlash to Kathy Griffin’s participation in a photo shoot with a Trump mask covered in fake blood. Stand-up is conceptualized as a descendant of vaudeville and anarchistic comedy to better understand the comedian’s craft and motivations.

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