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

because god 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

Does it really matter who is pregnant?

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

Men: Do You Know Your Sh*t?

toilet-by nina_suzette-flickr

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?

trans 101

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?

Thunderdome at Burning Man

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

When Bad Men Do Good Things

Katherine Sandoz, when bad men do good things, evil that men do, men's rights

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

Top 10, #top10, The Good Life, men's writing, men and masculinity writing, marijuana, quitting, staff writers, The Good Life columnists, First Responders, Ethics of Writing About Living People, pageviews, top writers

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

backyard parties, family gatherings, celebrating milestones, gratitude, blessings, best man, family men, gay uncles

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

What Real Men Talk About

T Cooper interview, T Cooper writer, transgender men, FTM, transmen, Real Man Adventures, gender transition

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

5 guys talking, men of action, The Good Men Project, men, manhood, masculinity, service, heroes, activism, emergency response, citizenship

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]

T Cooper, coming out, book review, Real Man Adventures, McSweeney's, masculinity, trans men, FTM, gender performance

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

boys sex ed, boys dating, boys education, boys relationships, boys sexual assault, boys domestic violence prevention

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

science, progress, nature, human species, life on Earth, empowerment, self actualization, relationships, love, peace

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

I Am a Writing Desk

NYC, synagogue, Manhattan, diaspora, America, American families, queer life, trans man, men alone, single men, isolated men, solitude

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