Todd once loved a woman. And she loved him back, but there was one thing that she just couldn’t get over, he twirls. This piece explores what it means to be effeminate when you’re a straight cis-dude. Kaitlin talks to men who embrace and resist their femininity.

This is episode 1 of ‘Pansy’: A season where masculinity and femininity meet.


Produced with help from Julia Alsop. Editorial support from Cassie Wagler. Special thanks to Julia Serano.

Image art by Jen Ng