This is an extraodinary essay I hope everyone reads, by a remarkably talented woman named Natalie Reed. It actually took my breath away.
I haven’t posted a lot of positive reviews for Batgirl here on Tumblr, for a lot of reasons. First, I don’t know, it seems kind of, needy, I guess? I repost…
The fact that there’s a vocal base of trans batgirl readers was enough for me to instantly jump on comixology and buy Batgirl #1. Then I read it and at one point in the comic I cried a little bit. Then I read the essay that Gail talks about here, the Trans Girl’s Guide to Gotham and it was spot on. After that I wrote a letter to Gail Simone’s tumblr telling her how much it moved me and I cried a little more. I mean, I never cry… but in the last two weeks I’ve burst into enormous tears once and shed tears, like, 3 or 4 times.
ANYWAYS READ THE ARTICLE GUYS REALLY
I hope some of those tears were good tears!
And thank you…Natalie is PFA (pretty fucking amazing!)
It’s a good read: makes me sad the comic doesn’t speak to me about those issues to the same degree. I’m not sure what’s missing (in me?) but I am glad they’ve found it to be an outlet. Thank you for your efforts Gail.