At The Broken Places: A Mother & Trans Son Pick Up The Pieces
April 25, 2017, Beacon Press
A collaborative memoir by Donald and Mary Collins that honestly engages the difficult years following Donald's coming out as trans in 2011. ATBP alternates chapters from each author's point of view, and includes a substantial appendix of interviews with trans youth, parents, and professionals.

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The Atlantic, Mary's Letter to the Editor


On Grief and Rebirth - Book Excerpts for The Toronto Star

Finding Middle Ground - Book Excerpt for Literary Hub

Life as a Trans Frat Bro - Book Excerpt for Vice


The Great Work Continues: A Trans Boy Reflects on TDOV - Guest blog for Beacon Broadside

Reflections on Transgender Day of Remembrance - Guest blog for Beacon Broadside

I Can Do Zat! Anton Yelchin's Star Trek Legacy - Career Profile for PopMatters

Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens, Season 1 - TV Review for PopMatters

A Little Less 'Conversation' - Commentary for Salon

Girlhood, Genre, & Stranger Things - TV Review for PopMatters

Fright Night Revisited -  Film Review for PopMatters

Love In the Time of Reboots - TV Essay for PopMatters

(Book) Soup of the Month: The Loved One - Book Review for BKS Blog

This is My Bastard Moment - Personal Essay for Original Plumbing Magazine

Trans is Trending - Commentary for Next Magazine

Transparently Cis - Commentary for Next Magazine


Jeep, Red - Short Fiction for Cleaver Magazine

Don't Give Up! - Short Fiction for Literary Orphans #18


At the Broken Places won ASJA's 2018 award for best memoir/(auto)biography

important and affecting
— The Boston Globe
Cover by Louis Roe

Cover by Louis Roe

Mary and Donald Collins

Mary and Donald Collins