Our Mission

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.

Featured Stories

Arielle at Jacob Riis Park, a queer, trans, and POC community beach in Queens, NY.

My 1st Summer at Riis: How a Queer and Trans (Topless) Beach Taught Me To Love My Trans Body

Last summer, a close friend introduced me to the clothing-optional, veritable queer and trans safe haven that is Jacob Riis Park.
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A Powerful Gender Renaissance: On Continuing to Explore my Gender, 5 years into Transition

By failing to unlearn the gender binary, our peers preclude our ability to imagine any identity or form of expression outside of this restrictive conception of existence.
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Spotlight on Petal: On Loving God and Being Non-Binary

I am a non-binary, pansexual human, and I love Jesus. It took me a long time to come to the notion that it is okay to feel both so in love with God, but not comfortable in one binary gender or the other.
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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

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Announcing the All New Trans and Caffeinated Podcast, Now Available on Anchor.fm

Episodes will primarily be centered around some aspect of trans existence, or around telling a specific TGNC person’s story.
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Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Image by Leonard Fink.

For Pride 2020, We Must Join Together to Condemn White Supremacy. The First Pride was a Riot, After All.

As you consider your place in supporting the current protests against police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, please remember that the first Pride was a riot.
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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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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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