bunch of trans academics: you could have been using your chosen name all along
me: WHAT
trans academics: yeah your CV and journal titles aren't legal documents
me: WHAT

so trans academics who aren't aware of this, you can use your chosen name everywhere

@Cyborgneticz Also, check your local signature laws, in many countries you can also sign stuff under your new name (because your signature just has to be consistent, not in any way legible or related to your legal name)

@L12C @Cyborgneticz The USA is one such country, oddly enough, despite our hyper-authoritarian "free market" government.

And if anyone complains, you need only point to any doctor and ask them to read their signatures. If they still don't shut up, they're blatantly being transphobic and you can safely make decisions based on that information.

@KitsuneAlicia @L12C @Cyborgneticz WAIT! There are countries in which you are supposed to sign with your name alone!? Here it always has been "make a drawing that only you can draw and repeat over again" and most people are creativeless enough to use their name or a derivate of it.
Heck, some years ago a gal became a short living TV meme for signing with the drawing of a rat when voting

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🍬Fun fact: it is customary for non-unicorns to have our cutie mark engraved on the soles of our shoes as our method of signing documents 🍬

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