The Trans*Phonics of Policy

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As agentic documents, anti-trans policies express a yearning for the queer, the trans, the black, exist through a poetics of silence. In this conceptual manuscript, I discuss voice as a trans woman phenomenon, a phonic movement through which trans women reorganize themselves to the world. The annihilation of trans women’s voice, then, is a realization of transmisogyny, which animates and orients the schooling process. I argue what is needed is not more policy, but a solidarity of the marooned beyond, outside of, and underneath policies that (fore)tell trans girls and women being (in schools).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-481
Number of pages10
JournalPeabody Journal of Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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