Story Notes for Nine of Swords, Reversed

These notes are intended to illuminate specific details about my novelette, Nine of Swords, Reversed. They contain some spoilers and are best read after reading the book. (As a heads up, this post briefly references kink, discusses ghosts and death, and includes reclaimed identity words like queer and faggot.) For information about the pronouns and […]

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, talking about stigma and internalized ableism

I had a conversation with my (fairly new) therapist recently. I was talking about a situation that had triggered my internalized ableism around my mental health in particular. I used the words internalized ableism. She was confused. Said she understood what internalized ableism is, but didn’t get how it applied in the situation. Turns out […]

Going At My Own Pace: The Impact of Rose Lemberg’s “Geometries of Belonging”

We have this saying in my chosen family of fat disabled queers: “Go at your own pace.” A saying, a reminder. To ourselves, and each other. A way of holding onto our reality, insisting it is enough. A counter to the thousand tiny and huge ways that the world insists that we are too slow, […]

One Trans Response to “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”

About content: this post speaks openly (and in some detail) about trans oppression in queer communities (with a focus on the ways trans men are targeted), gender border wars, purging, and gender-based coercion and abuse in relationships. Most of that discussion is in the first section, so if you want to avoid it, skip to […]