My New Approach to Labels

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with labels. I’ve had a hard time finding the right ones to capture my messy and fluid feelings and experiences. The only labels I’ve managed to stick with are the expansive ones, like queer, that operate as umbrella terms and can have a variety of meanings—giving me roomContinue reading “My New Approach to Labels”

Gender Invites Comment

Gender invites comments, questions, and suspicion. Gender invites opinion. Gender is individual, yes, but it is also social. Gender has been forced upon me, and gender has been withheld from me. I’ve been free to explore my gender, and at the same time, it has imprisoned me. I have a complicated relationship with gender. IContinue reading “Gender Invites Comment”

The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster

Today, I am releasing a brand new zine! Details are below. The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster is a zine about kink. Volume One is my not-so-subtle way of coming out. I’ve been writing about kink, largely privately, for years. For the most part, I’ve kept this writing to myself for fear of publicContinue reading “The Wild (Mis)Adventures of a Queer Kinkster”

Queer4Queer

I am Queer4Queer. I’m a queer person. I identify as queer. If you want to get technical about it, I’m bisexual. I am attracted to people of all genders. At this point in my life, I am prioritizing sexual and romantic connections with women and non-binary people. Though I am attracted to them, I haveContinue reading “Queer4Queer”

I’m on Testosterone, You’re in a Corset

Content note: this piece discusses transphobia. I’m on testosterone.You’re in a corset.You’re more visible than me,So you’re treated differentlyAt this event, within this scene.It’s like people don’t quite knowWhat to do with you.They think they know what to do with me,But they call me a girl,Indicating they really don’t. Is it a warm welcomeIf theyContinue reading “I’m on Testosterone, You’re in a Corset”