A Bonafide Unicorn

Questioning my family history and my identity as a transgender person

T. Chick McClure
Human Parts

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I’d say it all started when I had a hysterectomy last month that has me questioning my family history and my identity as a transgender person.

I’m the middle child of my family, raised as an only child when both of my brothers died as infants. My older brother, Matthew, had a disease of the membrane of the lungs, so he couldn’t breathe. He was also hydrocephalic, and if you don’t know what that is, it’s a build-up of fluid on the brain that causes the head…

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T. Chick McClure
Human Parts

T. Chick McClure is an intersex, VMA, and Latin Grammy award-winning artist. His work has been featured in PAPER Magazine and NPR, and other outlets.