Linda Collins

Linda Collins is a cisgender memoirist and poet who recently graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, New Zealand. Their memoir, Loss Adjustment, about the death by suicide of their teenage daughter Victoria McLeod, who struggled with identity issues, will be published next year by Ethos Books, Singapore. This year, they were shortlisted for the Hachette Australia Trans-tasman mentorship, and longlisted for the annual NZ national flash fiction contest.

Is it safe to cross?

At four inner-city traffic lights, councillors in Wellington, New Zealand, have replaced the “green man” figure giving pedestrians right of way with that of popular transgender identity, the late Carmen Rupe, as a tribute. Over the other side of the …

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