I want to alert readers to a new blog that I think you will find interesting and informative. It is written by a transgender athlete. “Corbyn” is female-bodied and identifies as a man. He is not yet taking hormones and describes himself as “pre-surgery” because he wants to continue his sports career competing in women’s events. He competed on a women’s team in college and is continuing his sports career at the national elite level now.
The blog is a courageous personal statement from a perspective that has been long silenced in athletics. Corbyn is using the blog to share his experiences, both the triumphs and the frustrations, as a trans-identified athlete so that we all can learn more about the importance of developing sound and inclusive policies that enable transgender athletes to participate in sports.
We have a lot to learn from Corbyn and I am grateful that he is willing to share his experience with us. Check out his blog – http://transathlete.blogspot.com/