“Purging” by Paige Alexis Rudnick

Ever since I read Julia Seranno’s Whipping Girl, where she points out that in media practically without fail when a transwoman is depicted there is a scene of her putting on makeup that trope has bothered me. It seemed to me that there were more interesting topics to portray such as, what do you when you realize you’re trans at a very young age?

My short story “Purging” is about just that.

It ain’t autobiographical, but you could say it’s inspired by true events. And! It’s available here.