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Trans and Caffeinated is rooted in a singular dream – to aid our culture’s growth by fostering collective education, encouraging open discussion, and most importantly nurturing and inspiring new generations of my transgender siblings. Here’s to a transer future.

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Introducing the TransFormations Marketplace: The 1st Free Digital Space for Inspiring, Bad*** TGNC Creators and Art Lovers

The TransFormations Marketplace highlights the work of trans and gender non-conforming artists, celebrating their incredible ability to transform our culture.
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Spotlight on Ben Kohan: Being Who You Are Only Ever Helps the World

What has inspired me to work towards being more accepting and understanding of my own identity is the belief that I can only benefit society by being true to who I am.
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More Than 1 Million Women In the U.S. Have Penises. Sensational! Now Get Over It.

I will never be a cisgender woman, and that’s okay. My womanhood is no less valid than any cisgender woman’s just because I’m trans. My lack of a uterus or vagina, my facial hair growth, my Y chromosome - none of these make me any less woman. Some women have penises, and frankly, it’s time that people get over it.
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The Journey

When my sister and I were growing up, my mom kept a journal where she documented all the cute things we said. Among the many many MANY other memories my mom collected, one in particular stuck with me — when I was four years old, I looked at her and boldly asserted, “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a girl. Because I want to be a mommy, not a daddy.”

Even though I didn’t have the words to describe it until I was a teenager, I knew that I was a girl from a very young age. It was not something I could really explain — rather, it was something that I simply felt within me, like a spark demanding to be fanned into flames. 

When I was twenty years old, I finally felt empowered to come out as transgender — and my goodness, how my world has exploded since then. As I grew more confident in myself and the validity of my identity, I grew more comfortable sharing my story with those around me. And when I saw the way that others responded to my vulnerability — well, I fanned those flames into a blazing inferno.

My deepest desire is that every transgender person gets to relish in the power that manifests when we are able to authentically and unapologetically live our truths. At least for me, there is nothing quite like it.

To a transer future, 

Arielle Rebekah

Identity

Calling All Powerful Trans and Gender Non-conforming Artists!

Attention! Calling all powerful, inspiring, badass TGNC artists! I am beyond stoked to announce my plan to launch the TransFormations Marketplace (TFM) right here on Trans and Caffeinated!
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Tune into Instagram on 2/27 at 5PM EST to watch my speech LIVE!

Hi everybody!! I am VERY excited to announce that THIS Thursday, 2/27 at 5PM, I am going LIVE on Instagram! I am scheduled to speak at the Gender Education and Demystification Symposium (GEMS) in SLC, Utah to address what mental health providers can do to better support transgender clients. I’ll be talking about my childhood, …

Tune into Instagram on 2/27 at 5PM EST to watch my speech LIVE! Read More »

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Welcome BACK to Trans & Caffeinated!

Thank you thank you THANK YOU!
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TransFormations Marketplace

TransFormations Marketplace was born out of the realization that there are a million equally impactful ways to highlight transgender visibility. Though my preferred medium is written word, I recognize that this is far from true of every creator. 

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