I'm Meredith Talusan, a first-generation immigrant Filipino-American albino transgender writer. I can be reached via e-mail: demerith - at - gmail - dot - com.

I am a former LGBT Staff Writer for BuzzFeed, and have written for The Guardian, VICE Magazine, Matter, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Inquiry, Narratively, The Advocate, and many other publications.

I grew up a boy in the Philippines then moved to California at 15. Then I went to Harvard for undergrad, California College of the Arts for art school, and Cornell for a creative writing MFA and a comparative literature PhD. Sometime in between, I became a woman.