Sorry for my absence. I’ve had a bit of a crisis pop up that’s been taking up a lot of my attention and head-space.
For now, here’s a quick recap of the blogathon posts, so you can find your way through them a bit easier. I’ll have a new essay or two up a little later today.
An explanation of what Blogathon is, what it’s for, and why the SSA is important
A bit about my dream that night, and how I think the concept of “scapegoat” can lead to good questions about marginalization and oppression.
A bit about the recent BC “right to die” ruling, and the TV show DaVinci’s Inquest.
Thoughts on the Isis King American Apparel ad.
Why I hate J. Michael Stracyznski, and privileged idiots who think they know how to solve everyone else’s problems.
Cathy Brennan outs a teenage trans boy to his high school.
Feminism and sex work, and how the former should work on the latter’s behalf, not vice versa.
Thinking about recent accusations against Ira Gray.
Controversial thoughts on how we categorize different forms of rape, and some painful explorations of my own history.
Why I hate the word “junkie”.
Why I hate the word “panties”.
About heterosexual dating.
Sherlock Holmes and the science of abduction. And improbabilities, and, to paraphrase Tim Minchin, how people thinking more than one improbable thing happening is impossible is to severely underestimate the total number of things.
Thoughts on “looks like a tranny”.
How I became a writer.
Thoughts on anniversaries of the deaths of friends, and what it means to survive where others didn’t.
A post about cookies
“How I knew I was trans”, one of the stories I least like sharing, medical violence, and how I scarred and disfigured my body in an effort to be normal.
Some asinine thoughts on diversity in superhero comics, specifically DC.
About how I don’t actually like what I do, but I think that helps.
Learning about intellectual humility, overconfident opinions, and how lousy journalists are at accuracy.
Thoughts on how we use the term “neurotypical”, and coping with my own weird brain.
How to write a trans character in a work of fiction without screwing up.
Thoughts on my hesitancy in “sharing my story”
Just thank yous, a good night, and a New Order song.