Transverse: Anna Anthropy's Dys4ia Explores Gender Transitioning in a Videogame

I've never been a gamer myself, but when I heard about Anna Anthropy's dys4ia, I decided to give it a shot. In the 15 or so minutes it took me to “play” the arcade-style documentation of Anthropy's transition, from deciding to begin hormone treatment to dealing with gatekeepers to breaking the news to her family, I found myself tremendously touched. Forcing the player to experience what so many (cis) people find difficult to grasp about being transgender — our dysphoria — disrupts the player's cultural, I-don't-get-it “dysphoria,” as well.

See also:

Transverse: Think Outside the Gift Box — Two Worthwhile Books with Trans Narratives

Transverse: Disordered or Not? Unpacking the DSM's New Trans Language

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