Zoë Bossiere | The Sun Magazine

Zoë Bossiere


Zoë Bossiere spent much of her childhood living as a boy in a Tucson, Arizona, trailer park. As she is a genderfluid person, her gender identity, presentation, and pronouns continue to evolve. She lives near the Oregon coast and is writing a memoir.

— From August 2022
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Beetle King

My chest, which was beginning to grow round in the wrong places, had to be hidden under a T-shirt no matter how hot or sweaty I became. Out in the desert I had to squat behind the cover of creosote bushes to pee. At home in my family’s Airstream I was my parents’ youngest daughter, but up in the paloverde I felt like one of the boys.

August 2022
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