Featured Voices: Titanic

A wonderful post about gender identity and who we’re inspired by…

Neutrois Nonsense

Now a seasoned gender veteran, Julie looks back on her son’s fascination with the female historic personages aboard the Titanic.


The Titanic

When my son Harry was in second grade, I used to joke that I was sure in another life he’d been a passenger on the Titanic. That was in 1997, and his near obsession lasted more than two years. He just couldn’t get enough of the people and the story of the doomed luxury liner.

His love of all things Titanic began with the non-stop promotion of the James Cameron movie, released that year at Christmastime. Between then and the fall of 2000, when I took Harry and his friend Nik to see the touring Titanic exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, my son read every book our local Milwaukee public library offered on the subject. He studied the passenger list, the deck plans, and the facts…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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