It's time yet again for another sneak peek of one of the queer Young Adult books I'm currently working on, this one tentatively titled Man Up. It features a nonbinary protagonist (Alfie, he/they) who finds himself in the peculiar position of discovering the popular school football star living in his grandfather's old woodshed for **Mysterious … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Man Up (Queer YA)
Welcome to yet another installment of Trans Book Club! Up to now, we've been looking primarily at fiction, but today we're venturing into memoir with what is not only my favorite trans memoir, but one of my favorite books in general. Venture below to read more! Sorted, by Jackson Bird I first found this book … Continue reading Trans Book Club: Sorted, by Jackson Bird
Thought I'd mix things up a bit today and talk about a game I recently very much enjoyed playing, despite the fact that it got Backstreet Boys stuck in my head for days. What game is this, you ask (having apparently not read the title of this post)? Tell Me Why is a mystery at … Continue reading Game Review: Tell Me Why
Hello, friends, and welcome to another thrilling edition of Trans Book Club! Last time we talked about Peter Darling, a trans reimagining of Peter Pan, and today we'll be looking at Peyton Thomas' Both Sides Now, a YA novel that involves a young trans man, a national debate, and a great deal of humor and … Continue reading Trans Book Club: Both Sides Now
A few months ago over spring break, my roommate went out of town on vacation and I found myself with the apartment to myself (and no classes to teach) for a solid week. I used this time to start work on a story I've been wanting to tell for a long time: Namely, a trans … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Dreamers (Trans YA Novel)
Welcome, friends, and thank you for joining me for yet another thrilling edition of Random Queer Storytime, that all-too-frequent occasion when I launch into a random tale of my past that exemplifies both my queer/trans-ness and the fact that I was impressively oblivious as a young person. In today's episode, we learn about a dance, … Continue reading Random Queer Storytime: The Suit
While I don't remember actively rebelling against the fact that I was gendered as female during my childhood, I do remember subscribing to a number of stereotypically "masculine" pursuits...
You may have noticed that a lot of people are not so pleased with J.K. Rowling as of late, and if you haven't delved too deeply into the issue, you may be wondering why emotions are running so high.
All right. Gender identity. Let's rap. So, there seems to be a lot of confusion out there about sex, gender, gender identity, etc., so I figured I would offer a quick primer for anyone in need of clarification. I'll start out by saying that there's a certain fluidity to all of this, and one person's … Continue reading On Gender Identity and How To Be Cool