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

Royalty-free image.

Healthcare is a Basic Human Right. Here Are 9 Ways You Can Support the Trans Community Today.

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era ACA guidance that extended healthcare nondiscrimination protections to transgender and LGBQ+ individuals.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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


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.
Read More

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!
Read More

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 »

Read More

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. 

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! Scroll to Top