Tracey Anne Duncan

Tracey Anne Duncan is a journalist in New Orleans who writes broadly about health, culture, and identity. Their work focuses on the intersection of wellness and social justice. They also write and perform poetry and stories. They have been published in the pithy pop cultural venues you hate to love, like VICE, and in queerdo experimental journals like Tendrloin. In their reporting, they seek to uplift the voices that get muffled by the dominant culture and to destigmatize the creative ways we learn to live and love in this beautiful and terrifying world. Before they had a beat, Tracey Anne studied magic and writing — a.k.a. anthropology — at Columbia University and the magic of writing — literary nonfiction — at LSU. They have taught composition and literature to basically every age from eight to 80 in a slew of locales that include fancy private schools and prisons. They have been a yoga and meditation teacher and practitioner for more than two decades and currently teach sliding scale classes online and in New Orleans. Tracey Anne spends a lot of time making shapes with words. They call them stories. They are working on an autobiography in verse, as well as a series of somewhat-fictional pieces that center around the lives of queer GNC folks who are going to save the world with their witchcraft. They live with five furred companions on a particularly lovely bend in the Mississippi River.

Fluidity

Are nonbinary people trans?

Life

The big gay job search

Wellness

Bad vibes only!

Gender

Slacker’s Syllabus: Pronouns

Racism

A Texas teacher wanted to teach “opposing” perspectives of the Holocaust

Race

A Black woman firefighter was honored in a mural. In it, her face was painted white.

Up in Smoke

The FDA just authorized a vape and I'm confused

Mental Health

Why your therapist might have to dump you

Life

Why does fitness need to be this gendered?

Is the pandemic over yet?

Of course there's a gender divide when it comes to COVID vaccine immunity

Relax, calm, focus

Slacker’s Syllabus: How to have mindful sex

Life

D.C. cut funding for this queer youth emergency shelter and now it's facing closure

Life

Here's what to expect from the COVID booster as far as side effects

Life

A new study shows that Republicans still aren’t down with science — at all

Life

Even in states where weed is legal, Black Americans are still getting arrested for it

Life

How to end a text conversation without being a dick

Life

Why are more people puking when they get high?

Life

Can you learn a new language while you sleep?

Life

Your burnout is about more than just your damn job

Life

More evidence that being vaccinated protects you from long haul COVID