San Francisco, CA June 4, 2016
CSS VS. My Gender: A Study In Transitions

In this talk, I’m going to aim to use a very specific display property CSS as a means to try and describe a personal gender transition journey. I’m going to briefly describe CSS and my gender to start, then there are slides that contain a side-by-side comparison of how I interpret 4 characteristics of a CSS property called “transition” and how that relates to my own lived experience. It touches on topics of correct syntax of a transition in CSS, passing and respectability politics, how gender is often racialized, and how to affirm trans identities in the tech community and the community at large.