Kate Stone: I’m proud to be transgender — but ask me about my work first

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Kate Stone at TED2013 / Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Kate Stone speaks at TED2013 / Photo: James Duncan Davidson

When creative scientist Kate Stone gave her talk at TED2013, her biggest worry was whether her paper DJ decks would work onstage. Something she didn’t think twice about: being “outed” as transgender. She didn’t want to detract from her work, and figured that her gender identity was her own personal business. But now, one year later, Stone has decided to speak out.

What’s changed? On New Year’s Eve last year, a freak attack by a stag left Stone with a punctured trachea and esophagus, a fractured neck, and damage to her vocal cords and spine. To add insult to traumatic injury, many reports of the incident focused on her gender identity. UK tabloids ran headlines referring to her as a “sex swap scientist” and “transgender academic.” A Daily Record article tracked down and printed a photo of her from before her…

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Loosely connected facts: Former Social Worker. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong politico. Social Media Maven. Poet. Performer. Storyteller. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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