The Feel of My Deadname

An invented character that meant something to me

Logan Silkwood
3 min readDec 27, 2021


Photo by Logan Silkwood

Imagine you’re a nobody actor
who gets really ridiculously famous
for playing one character,
but then no one knows your real name,
only the character,
no matter how hard you do
or don’t try to correct them.



Logan Silkwood

I’m a polyamorous, non-binary trans man (he/him). I edit for Queerly Trans, Prism & Pen, Enbyous, and Trans Love & (A)Sexuality. Twitter: @logan_silkwood.