Rewriting Sexuality: How I Unlearned Toxic Masculinity

Looking back, it’s honestly unbelievable the number of things I was told as a young boy that were, at best, horrible advice, and at worst, actual dangerous and predatory behavior….Identifying as female has completely changed the way I think about sex yet again.

Animorphs is Vital Trans Representation

Long before I’d heard the word “transgender,” I was a kid who loved Animorphs. In 4th grade, for the first time, I imagined myself transforming not into an animal’s body, but into the body of a female classmate… I’d never felt so complete.

Cyberpunk 2077: Is Bad Trans Representation Better Than Nothing?

…the presence of trans people in our media has allowed trans existence to become normalized. We’re no longer a quiet secret, lurking in the shadows, ready to trick you into falling in love with us, and people have generally begun to accept that trans people exist as a part of the vast tapestry that makes up humanity…Allowing trans characters to exist, even if the portrayals aren’t accurate or positive, forces people who likely don’t know a trans person in real life to share space with us.

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.

Encounter at Farpoint [S1x01-02]—Star Trek’s Inherent Imperialism Problem

Q is presented by Star Trek: The Next Generation as a mischievous, untrustworthy villain—a barrier to the great glory of Starfleet’s mission: To boldly go where no man has gone before. But already we have a problem: how can you claim that no one has explored these areas, if every time you arrive on a new planet, you discover a new civilization? Isn’t that someone?

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”

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”

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””