The Testosterone Monologues: A Trans Man's Memoir




Wright, Avery

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At one point or another in a teacher’s career, they likely will have taught a transgender student. More often than not, teachers are at a loss when it comes to accommodating students in the LGBTQIA+ community. “The Testosterone Monologues” is a creative work composed of reflections on my experience as a transgender man in preparation to become a theatre educator. This thesis is a memoir structured by excerpts from journal entries, letters, emails, and text messages written and exchanged during my time in high school and beginning of college. The chapters are organized by a series of concepts and issues that young transgender people tend to struggle with or experience, including identity discovery, coming out, chest binding, medical transitions, and relationships. By revisiting and exploring these subjects in connection to my education, I argue the importance of supporting queer youth. This thesis is directed toward a general audience but can specifically be geared toward educators who wish to accommodate their classroom and instruction for and better understand queer students.



transgender, LGBT, education, theatre, memoir, Honors College


Wright, A. (2021). The testosterone monologues: A trans man's memoir (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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