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Ten Years in Transition: Living Up to My Name

Image: Selfie of Pax Ahimsa Gethen, from the shoulders up, wearing a blue tank top and looking up into the camera with a slight smile.

This Wednesday, August 23 marks ten years since I took on the name Pax Ahimsa, which translates to peace and nonviolence. Have I lived up to my name?

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Visibility and Resistance on Wikipedia in Fifteen Photos

Image: Banner image with a black-and-white headshot of Pax, text “Media Contributor of the Year — Pax Ahimsa Gethen — User:Funcrunch”, and stylized graphics of a video camera, framed image, leaves, and flowers.

In celebration of my award as the Wikimedia Foundation Media Contributor of the Year, today’s post on Medium features the stories behind fifteen of the photos I’ve contributed to Wikimedia Commons.

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Honoring the Trans Legacy of San Francisco

Image: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and trans activist Donna Personna raise the trans pride flag outside City Hall, surrounded by guests and photographers on the mayor’s balcony.

In today’s post on Medium, I discuss the significance of Transgender History Month in San Francisco.

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The Truth About Trans Women

Image: Lexi Adsit, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, Shawn Demmons, and Melanie Ampon (“Nya”) emcee the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco.

In today’s post on Medium, “The Truth About Trans Women”, I counter several common transphobic talking points.

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Agender Awareness

Image: Pax with long wavy black hair and a red T-shirt.

In today’s post on Medium, I share what it means for me to be agender, in recognition of Non-Binary Awareness Week and International Non-Binary People’s Day.

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Cross Words for Trying Times

Image: Screenshot from the New York Times Games website, with one section showing the date and author of today’s crossword, and another section showing current, best, and average times, and current and longest streaks.

Today’s post on Medium is about my daily word game habit.

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This Is The Face of a Sexual Predator.

Image: Official presidential portrait of Donald Trump.

In today’s post on Medium, I react to today’s jury verdict finding Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse.

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A Trans Girl Playing Sports Is Not An “Emergency”

Image description: Composite image of a female “Venus” symbol, soccer ball, and a map of West Virginia.

Today’s post on Medium is my response to the continued attempts to keep trans girls and women from playing women’s sports.

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Trans Takeover at Creating Change

Angelica Ross leads a trans takeover of the stage at the closing plenary of the Creating Change Conference.

Today’s post on Medium is the fourth and final part of my series of reflections on the 2023 Creating Change Conference, featuring trans actress and entrepreneur Angelica Ross.

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