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When I reference “The Concept of Broadway,” I am not just referring to the 41 theaters in Manhattan. I am talking about everything from that “Great White Way” to the kid in the middle of nowhere listening to an OBC recording on loop. When I say Broadway I am talking…


Kelly Clarkson has always been a major source of inspiration of comfort for us. Since she was on American Idol, we have loved her as a singer and performer. As we grew to know her as a songwriter and storyteller, our admiration grew. Now as a person who does all…


Dear Baby Maybe,

As you’re growing up, you’ll find you struggle with your weight in an uncommon way. Most people who struggle with their weight feel like they have too much of it. We actually have the opposite problem. …


Dear Baby Maybe,

I did an experiment in college. My friends were doing a project to highlight the lack of accessibility on campus. The experiment consisted of us only walking places a wheelchair would be able to go. No stairs, no narrow pathways, nothing you’d have to step over to…


Dear Baby Maybe,

You are a problematic young person. I am probably a problematic older person, I just have more experience and awareness. But I’m sure there is a future version of me that can look back and tell me what I’m doing wrong and ways that I can improve…


Dear Baby Maybe,

People contain complexities. People can contradict themselves. People can’t only be one thing their whole lives. That’s not how people work. As you grow into yourself, you’ll find that people have certain expectations for you based on how you are perceived. …


Dear Baby Maybe,

In case you haven’t gotten the hint, I think most holidays are pointless. Capitalism and bigotry have gotten in the way of remembering what most of the days really mean and stand for. You take joy in certain holidays, mainly for commercial value and a reason to…


Dear Baby Maybe,

On Thanksgiving I explained to you that when you’re older you won’t have to “go home” for the holidays. I told you home can be where you are. And I told you that because there will be several holidays in your future that you will spend alone…


Dear Baby Maybe,

If I’m being completely honest, our relationship with Lance was overall pretty toxic. We fought a lot and got on each others’ nerves seemingly more often than we got along. But he was our first substantial relationship and our first love. We learned a lot in our…


Dear Baby Maybe,

You’ll meet Lance at the end of our Senior Year of High School. We had a boyfriend at the time (he doesn’t really matter.) but you’ll be instantly and completely drawn to Lance. Over the summer, after breaking up with that boyfriend, we will keep in touch…

Maybe Burke

Theatre artist and trans advocate telling the stories that haven't been told. Founder of The Trans Literacy Project. @believeinmaybe maybeburke.com

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