My Top 10 Films of 2020

This was a weird year, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get a number of films that are worth bringing with us as we leave 2020 in the dust.

Using Empathy to Heal Trauma & PTSD

…people who inflict trauma on others are almost always running from an unresolved trauma of their own. Trauma acts differently than other memories—it doesn’t slip in to the background. It paralyzes you emotionally as the person you were when you experienced it.

I Changed; My Ability to Assess People Didn’t

When I was a kid, I believed the world was a certain way. Because nearly all of the people in my life shared that worldview, it seemed likely that it was probably correct. Even as my family moved, over and over again, from state to state, we always settled in areas where, once again, everyoneContinue reading “I Changed; My Ability to Assess People Didn’t”

How Bullies Ruined Pokemon Go

One of the few things that brought me solace during this pandemic was the cell-phone based augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. I’ve never been all that much of a gamer, but something about the simplistic gameplay and rock-paper-scissors style type match-ups of the Pokemon franchise always spoke to me and made me feel calm. AddContinue reading “How Bullies Ruined Pokemon Go”

Love as Capitalism

Author’s Note: I’m probably going to say some things in this blog that confuse, anger, or trigger you. I’m playing with big concepts, and in order to understand what I’m talking about, you’re going to have to go on the ride with me. I promise it will all make sense in the end. I believeContinue reading “Love as Capitalism”

Why I Deleted My Instagram Account

I started my Instagram account in January 2015. I started it for several reasons, but the main reason was because I’d moved to Los Angeles that same month to pursue a living as an actor. I’d been told through the actor-grapevine (no one really knows where it begins, but if you’re an actor in LA,Continue reading “Why I Deleted My Instagram Account”

My First Time Presenting Publicly as Female

The first time I went out in public in “women’s clothing” was in 2015, in Burbank, California. I put “women’s clothing” in quotes because although I’m aware our clothing is socially accepted as gendered, I don’t think it should be. Clothing is clothing, and people should be able to wear whatever they feel comfortable in.Continue reading “My First Time Presenting Publicly as Female”

The Last Leader: An Attempt at Hopeful Sci-fi

I’ve been writing more lately! I’d hoped that doing blog posts would help me get back into it, and they have. I’ve also been freelancing a little, and I have a steady thing writing an article once a week for a local business. Being paid a little bit of money to write stuff had renewedContinue reading “The Last Leader: An Attempt at Hopeful Sci-fi”

COVID Diary: Losing Hope

I honestly don’t know what to say. I keep wanting to write about how fucking lonely and depressing being quarantined is, but everything I write feels hollow and pointless. I can already hear all the responses I might get from people after I post this. “Cheer up, we’re with you.” “Hey, it’s okay, Chloe, weContinue reading “COVID Diary: Losing Hope”

Why I Decided to Come Out as Trans During a Pandemic

First off, wow. That didn’t take long. I think we’re only three weeks out from when I said I hoped this blog would help me find the courage to come out, and I’ve already changed my name publicly on all social media, and I made a big ol’ post about my new name & identity.Continue reading “Why I Decided to Come Out as Trans During a Pandemic”

Defining “Womanhood”

Being a writer, I’m naturally someone who interrogates our collective definitions & understandings of words. As a writer who is also a woman in transition, a word that’s been on my mind a lot lately is “womanhood.” What does it mean to be a woman, and why is that such a nebulous concept that soContinue reading “Defining “Womanhood””