Mari is a writer, educator, and former scientist. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Diversity in Higher Ed and LGBTQ Studies. Her writing focuses on queer and transgender life, feminism, science, and pop culture nonsense. Her work has also appeared on Autostraddle, Daily Dot, Mic, Everyday Feminism, Flavorwire, Salon, and TransAdvocate.

Latest Articles

'Sense8's Cancellation Means A Loss Of Representation For Queer Trans Women

If you haven't yet heard the news, Netflix has decided to cancel its groundbreaking scifi series Sense8 after just two seasons. The show, which focuses on eight individuals from across the world who share a deep psychic bond, has earned repeated kudo…
By Mari Brighe

Trans People Are Sick of Talking About Bathrooms, Too

Since Obergefell v. Hodges decided the issue of marriage equality once and for all, no other LGBTQ rights issue seems to have occupied so much of the political zeitgeist as where transgender people void their bladders and change their clothes. For th…
By Mari Brighe

The GOP Has Just Made It Clear That They Want Me Dead

On Thursday, the Republican party made one thing clear: they don't care much about the lives of people like me. Between President Trump's new "religious liberty" executive order, which opens the door to increased legalized discrimination against wome…
By Mari Brighe

Why Outing 'Survivor's Zeke Smith Was Beyond Unacceptable

Popular reality TV game show Survivor is no stranger to controversy or to nasty animosity. Over the show's 34 seasons, fans have been treated to backstabbing, sabotage, and drama galore. However, the venerated program saw an ugly turn this week when …
By Mari Brighe

'The Assignment' Exploits The Trans Experience

Writer-director Walter Hill (Alien, Deadwood, 48 Hours) and actor Michelle Rodriguez drew the ire of the transgender community in 2016 when their movie The Assignment was first announced. The film, in which a hitman undergoes "forced sex reassignment…
By Mari Brighe

On Being Fat, Trans & Anorexic

For most of my senior year of high school, I only ate solid food a few days a week. I don't think I intended to do that — not at first, at least. I was just always so busy with school and a million after school activities that eating tended to slip m…
By Mari Brighe

How It Feels To Be Trans In The Ladies Room

I'm going to let you all in on the big secret of what exactly trans women are doing when we "invade" the women's bathroom ... or at least, what I'm doing. Are you ready? Because it's downright shocking. First, I quietly enter and find a clean stall. …
By Mari Brighe