Obviously, Patience is a can way past her best before date. Patience also writes. Sometimes advocates. And, definitely, a kind of, seasoned traveller, for #folkslikeus, for a really, long, time (because Walken comma).
Her writings on trans stuff began around 1998. She launched the collaborative Cisnormativity Project in 2011. Between 1998 and 2001, the woman behind this avatar was plaintiff and made case law in the first-ever test case of its kind anywhere.
In 1996, Patience was cast in the first production of Kate Bornstein’s “Hidden: a Gender” not involving the playwright. At 13, her parents institutionalized her just under a week after learning she was trans. She ran away from domestic violence at 16 and voiced as trans two years later.
In January 2012, Patience produced a design series called Shit Cis People Say (owing its inspiration to Shit White People Say). The series gave accidental birth to dead name (a noun) and dead-naming (a verb). She also wrote a key essay, “Maybe you should never transition,” around the same time.
For a spell, Patience wrote under another pen name, Ententa’s Magic, to unpack some of the particular structural barriers impacting trans folk in a city dominated for decades by a now-defanged Gender Identity Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (once, The Clarke Institute). She observed how one need not be a product or survivor of the clinic to bear witness to its grip over the social health of an institutionally regulated community of people and the shared geography they inhabited with the deprecated clinic.
Patience is healing from complex PTSD. She lives with and manages major depression. You may find her on the Fediverse if you look hard enough.
- 2017. “The quilt” (short fiction). Sister Writes, Fall 2016–Winter 2017, 2(3): 14–23.
- 2001. Op-ed, “Discriminated against because of being gender-different”, (cited as Juli Goins). Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 16 January 2001: p. 19A.
- 2001. Case law, Goins v. West Group, North western reporter, second series, vol. 635, pp. 717–726.
- 2000. Case law, Goins v. West Group, North western reporter, second series, vol. 619, pp. 424–431.
- 2018. Verman, Alex. “‘Each death is a preventable tragedy’”, (quoted as Patience Newbury and Accozzaglia). This Magazine, 14 June, June–July.
- 2001. “Transgender discrimination has its day in court”, (quoted as Julienne Goins). Lavender Magazine, January.
- 1999. Seshadri, Pallavi and L. Ramakrishnan. Queering gender: trans liberation and our lesbigay movements, (quoted as Juli Goins-Maclean). Trikone Magazine, July 1999, 14(3): 6–8, 18.
- 2001. Op-ed, “Discriminated against because of being gender-different”, (cited as Juli Goins). Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6 January.
- 1996. Stage, “Hidden: A Gender”, Frontera at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin.