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For Writers: Tech and Trans

Trans Sci FiToday’s topic comes from QSFer Elizabeth Barrette:

How magic or technology can allow people to alter their bodies, and what that means for transfolk.

This is a fascinating one, and a tricky one. I used magic to “transform” a trans character, and ran it by one of my trans friends. I was surprised by some of the minefields I was walking across without even knowing it.

How would your trans character feel about having their physical gender changed to match their internal one? Are we being myopic thinking every trans person would want such a thing? What about gender non-conforming folks? If there was such a procedure available, who could afford it? So many questions… I would love to hear from some of our trans members on this.

This could be a hot button topic, so please keep the discussion civil and friendly.

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