02/27/2014 10:01 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Real World: Ex-Plosion' Arielle Opens Up About Transgender Rumors

via MTV

If you haven’t yet seen episode 7 of “Real World: Ex-Plosion,” then let me give you a heads up. There is a lot of talk about…well, me.

There’s discussion of my sexuality, my gender expression (and interestingly how fashion fits into all of this), and even more talk about trans identity. All of this discussion is useful because this episode, as well as trans identity, are both issues much (and I mean much) bigger than me.

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