About Justin Cascio

Justin Cascio is a writer, trans man, and biome. His most recent publication is a short memoir, "Heartbreak and Detox," available on Kindle.
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“Because Ferguson” and the History of the “Because X” Meme

Justin Cascio looks at one of the most prevalent neologisms to emerge from social media, and how it works in social justice writing.

Miracles In The Starving Time

The world is starting to wake up in Western Massachusetts, and after major surgery, Justin Cascio is too.

The Reproductive Rights of Trans Men

If a man can become pregnant, is he still a man?

Men: Do You Know Your Sh*t?

What you don’t know about healthy bowel function could kill you.

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Trans Person (That Have Been Said to Me)

What not to say to a patient, client, co-worker, friend of a friend, networking contact, first date, or other acquaintance who is transgender.

Trans 101: What is the Process to Change One’s Sex?

Justin Cascio answers the question, what is the process of transition for a trans person? (Hint: there is no process)

Open Thread: What’s Your Freedom Story?

There are two kinds of freedoms: Freedom “to” and freedom “from” … What’s your freedom narrative?

When Bad Men Do Good Things

Can people be so tainted that even when they do a good deed, it somehow isn’t?

Help and Healing: Top Ten in May on The Good Life

Introducing The Good Life’s staff writers, a look at the themes featured this month, and the most popular posts in May.

What Our (Straight, Married) Best Man Taught Me About the Value of Family

A best man supports the marriage of his friends, long after the reception.

What Real Men Talk About

Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.

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5 Guys Talking: Men of Action

An AIDS activist, a Christian missionary, a wilderness first responder, and a revolutionary rock star… Premium Members talk to four men who’ve made it their lives’ work to help other people, and how any of us can be prepared to take action in a crisis.

Real Man Adventures [Book Review]

A testosterone fueled adventure through sex and gender, unlike any you’ve seen before featuring a man battling a shark on the cover.

How We Can Improve Sex Ed for Boys

Justin Cascio talks to Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer, about why boys are tuning out in sex ed classes, and what they want to know most (but aren’t telling us).

Easy Targets: The Top 10 in April on The Good Life

Brought to you by the people who make aiming high, look easy.

I Am a Writing Desk

Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.