So I always disclose my disability to my students at the beginning of the semester, and now I am faced with the question: how/how much to disclose about being trans when classes start this week?

Thoughts? Advice? Unhelpful but amusing puns?
To clarify: I already tell my students I use any pronouns, I refer to myself as queer/trans/cripthroughout the course, and I pepper the course with queer/trans/disability stuff. I'm just thinking about whether to explain more this semester given where I am in my journey?
(Currently, when I disclose my disability, I frame it in terms of crip pedagogies, why the class is structured the way it is, and why there's about to learn more about disability than they expected in a human geography course...)
...aaaand as I am typing that I suppose I could do the exact same thing? LOL!
Anyway, it's not really a question of if I should disclose (TOO LATE IT'S LITERALLY WRITTEN INTO SEVERAL OF MY LECTURES) but how!

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