Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

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Review of Disclosure

I don’t remember the first time I saw a transgender person portrayed on screen. Probably my first memory of someone crossdressing is Mrs. Doubtfire, a movie which, like so many movies in our childhood, I enjoyed as a kid and now look back up with a cringey awareness of…

When they come for you

I largely try to stay out of "discourse" on social media these days, and coming out is not going to change that. But for the record…

Being trans-inclusive takes work

An example of how easy it can be not to include trans people, and some practical tips on how you can do better.

Collapsing the gender wave function

As with most of you, my emotional state is all over the place right now during this pandemic. However, being trans and having recently come out complicates the picture for sure. I’m largely doing fine, and staying at home is giving me lots of chances to experience euphoria. (Thank you,…

Star Trek: Picard is Star Trek meets Mass Effect

A long time ago now, it seems, I wrote a post about how the then-new Star Trek: Discovery was #NotMyStarTrek. I haven’t watched later seasons, but I stand by the post in general. You can imagine my delight when Patrick Stewart agreed to star in a new Star Trek series…

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