Spencer Williams is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University - Newark, and is the author of Alien Pink (TAR Chapbook Series, 2017). Her writing has appeared in IndieWire, Hobart,and [PANK], and her first documentary short "The Only Out: A Short Reflection on an Untidy Closet" has screened at the 2018 Fotofocus Biennial and the 2017 Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival. She tweets mostly nonsense @burritotheif.
How do you begin to tackle the subject which has overthrown any semblance of normalcy in your life? How do you begin to write into that monster which has grown tall enough to lock you in its shadow indefinitely?
Though I wouldn’t come out as a trans woman for another four years, Laurence Anyways felt like a map to the puzzle that was my body, a dysphoric labyrinth of ill-fitting limbs and inarticulate desires.