P.S.A Dead Name ​

What in the world is a dead name? It’s quite simple really it’s a transgender person birth name that they wish to do away with, smash it to smithereens, and cast it out so its never used to refer to that person again. Dead name. It’s dead. Means don’t use it anymore. I’m not even going to type out my dead name because I have to hear it all the time still, I don’t like being referred to it, and I sure as shit don’t like having to write it out for legal forms I.E. credit cards, rent, taxes, and the list goes on. Don’t use a transgender person’s dead name it will only cause more pain and being transgender is already hard enough, we go through pain just trying to live, use our preferred names.

This includes texts, facebook messages, phone calls, facebook comments, blog comments. My dead name is dead and gone. It will officially be gone by the end of the year. Start using Sasha she has been stuck since she was 8 years old and now that she is most of the way out of the closet use her name. It’s not hard it’s just a change. If my kids can do it you sure as shit can. Thanks.


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My name is Sasha Adele Braden, a transgender woman, who is queer and living in freedom. I knew I was transgender at the age of five because my development just seemed off so I had an inclination something was very wrong. I was locked away because of shame and I decided that I was going to take my truth to the grave and never open up to anyone because I was full of fear. That all changed February 14, 2018, when it all came out. I’m free. I’m alive. I’m learning that life isn’t just eating, sleeping, having sex, and going to the bathroom but it is so much more! Learning that has been a blast! I am also co-managing a grassroots organization called, “REFLECT” and it is all about trans and nonbinary expression through community while being able to completely lean on allies. I am super stoked to be doing this and being a safe place for the queer community of Austin, TX. Look up my Facebook page “REFLECT” for more details. With all of that said, welcome to my life. I welcome all types of people and welcome all types of dialogue. So, drop a comment or two on a post every once In a while​ this blog is mainly just a way to let go of trauma from my past. Expressing it has helped me overcome things I thought I was never going to be able to overcome and I’m living in freedom for the first time in my life.

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