Hi lovers.This essay has gone through many transformations. It started as a note on my phone from July 2019 that just said “subways // traveling // intimacy.” Its second draft was an email I wrote to a boy I met on the beach, another writer who, at the time, didn’t have social media and so …
Author Archives: alexverman
Each Death is a Preventable Tragedy | THIS Magazine
“Each Death is a Preventable Tragedy” is the cover story for THIS Magazine’s Pride issue. It tells the stories of five trans women lost in the city of Toronto, and exposes the role of police and other city institutions in denying them justice.
Is the culture around makeup an expression of feminism? | A.Side
I wrote for A.Side about how makeup isn’t feminist—but it doesn’t really need to be—and how “empowerment” works as a cool grab for cash.
Can watching British gardening shows turn you into an adult? | A.Side
I wrote for A.Side about what your media diet says about you, and how your relationships map out on TV.
Hot Take-Aways with Alex~ 13/4/18
Hot Take-Aways on the media of the minute, on Indigenous land rights, women’s health, and diasporic identity.
Hot Take-Aways with Alex~ 6/4/18
Hot Take-Aways: unjust detention, Palestinian protest, and podcast recs. The best media of the week.
Hot Take-Aways with Alex~ 30/3/18
Hot Take-Aways: artists under surveillance, critiquing erasure in research, and overusing online anachronisms.
Hot Take-Aways with Alex~ 23/3/18
The latest instalment of the Hot-Takeaways for the third week of March, 2018! Get it while it’s still hot.
Hot Take-Aways with Alex~ 16/3/18
Hot Take-Aways is a weekly roundup of the most interesting media of the minute (to me, at least).
RuPaul’s Comments About Women in Drag Show a Misunderstanding of Gender | Teen Vogue
I wrote for Teen Vogue about trans women doing drag, the non-linear nature of transition, and how drag is about serving it, not faking it.