Thomas Page McBee

Thomas Page McBee

Author | Man Alive, Amateur

Thomas Page McBee was the first trans man to ever box in Madison Square Garden. His Lambda award-winning memoir, Man Alive, was named a best book of 2014 by NPR Books, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly. His new book, Amateur, is out now. Thomas was the “masculinity expert” for VICE and has written the columns “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus and “The American Man” for Pacific Standard. His current column, “Amateur,” tackles gender with a beginner’s mind for Condé Nast’s Them. A former senior editor at Quartz, his essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, and Glamour. He has been profiled by TIME, Esquire, and Guernica. He speaks about masculinity all over the country, and is a regular media commentator on gender issues. He (mostly) lives in Brooklyn.

We Will Not Sit Quietly: How Writers Are Using Their Words to Ignite Change

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“Make literature be a catalyst for activating your potential, for going into the realms you fear, for making the silenced heard,” urges poet Arisa White in an article called “What Is Literary Activism?” Like the flick of a match, words can bring light. They articulate injustice. They teach and empower. They resonate: amplified in a […]