Author’s note: My name is Rachel, and I consider myself to be the product of a typical Pennsylvanian upbringing. Fire hall marriages with cookie tables, going to Idlewild Park on a hot summer day, and eating home-made gobs on my back porch, are all things that I remember from my childhood. I am transgender, and […]
Rachel Pike (they/them) is a former resident of Allegheny County and western Pennsylvania. They grew up during the collapse of the mining and steel industries in a working-class household, moving to Pittsburgh in the early 2000's.