Daphne Always is a performing artist with a Bachelor’s in Classics from NYU. Her primary mode of expression is cabaret at venues including Joe’s Pub, Laurie Beechman, and Club Cumming. She works as a tutor in math, physics, and Latin.
A Riff Gone Too Far: Jess and TomBy Daphne Always
For a variety of reasons, its not difficult for us (Kate and me, but perhaps other trans women, too) to fixate on how our choices of personal presentation may affect how the world perceives us: what kind of woman wears this dress? What signals does this dress give to an observer? Where in a complex matrix of archetypes of femininity does this dress place me? How do I succeed and fail to embody those archetypes, and what impression does my combination of gendered successes and failures leave on a passerby?