Robin Carver

Robin Carver is a development assistant at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Trans people live in poverty at more than double the national rate—and 30 percent of us have been homeless. (Photo: shutterstock / zimmytws) Views
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Supreme Court Needs to Protect Trans People from Discrimination
"I'm really sorry,” the hiring manager told me. “You’re very qualified, but you’re not a good fit for our cafe.” This rejection, by a coffee shop in Arlington, Virginia, was the seventh in a string of rejections I received from coffee and food service jobs during a one-and-a-half week period in...
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It’s the policy equivalent of telling trans people that we don’t exist. It’s flatly absurd.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.
I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m regularly and publicly catcalled, mocked, laughed at, and treated as an object of social disgust. Trans women are one of the most assaulted and murdered demographics in the United States, especially when they’re non-white...
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"All across this country, the author writes, "we're still not safe." Views
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Why We Still Need Pride Parades
The sun was invisible behind a sheen of Saturday clouds as I crossed the intersection in six-inch platform heels. I was comfortable, and modestly dressed — but even modest outfits are loud on my six-foot-six trans body. A car horn grabbed my attention as I made my way across the sidewalk, so I...
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