Category: Personal

I Don’t Have to Hate My Breasts to Know I’m Not Cis

When I was about six or seven, my brothers were roughhousing and took off their shirts in order to more appropriately wrestle. Since I was playing with them, I also went to take off my shirt. One of my older brothers, who was in his teens, protested and said I should keep my shirt on. I didn’t understand this. Both our chests looked the same. What was so objectionable about the situation? Our mom came by the room and my

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Dear Past Self: I Know You’re Scared You’re Gay. You’re Going to Be Okay

Dear past self, I don’t have a specific iteration of you in mind right now, but I imagine early twenties you is who will likely hear this best. So, hi me. You’re gay. This is really hard for you to hear, I know. You started noticing your attraction to girls when you were 14 and it scared you. All through high school, you kept a tight lid on it, trying to eradicate from yourself these thoughts and feelings. You told

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Revisiting The Illuminated Heart: We are not Alone

Seven years ago, I wrote and published The Illuminated Heart and, seeing as it’s 2020, it seems appropriate for some hindsight. *waits until the groans subside* In case you don’t know, I wrote The Illuminated Heart during Camp NaNoWriMo, which is the summer edition of National Novel Writing Month (November), so I find it a propos that The Illuminated Heart is in a Storybundle during Camp NaNo. I mention this partly because cool timing and partly because I’m finding myself

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Going on a Break

I realized last Saturday (the day I’m writing this- how’s the future? :) ) that I’m in the middle of burnout. And it’s less than stellar, I can tell you. So I’m taking a break from putting out blog posts. For how long? I’m not entirely sure, but I’m going to give it two months and see how I feel. In the mean time, you’ll still see me around on Twitter and Facebook (if you haven’t followed me on either

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World Tour, Day 356: A Meditation on the Space between Now and the Future

They say that, in order to be the one to write the end to your stories, you have to tell them first. Until do you, you will let others tell your stories, and you will let others write your endings for you. They usually say this about the stories of our hard times, but I believe this is true of all our stories. *** It’s an odd liminal space, being back. I left so sure I could control everything about

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Erica's Story (WIP title) | The Books of Bílo (WIP title) #1
First draft 29%
Hunter and Prey | White Changeling #3
First draft 100%
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Grow Your Library

Hidden in Sealskin
The Illuminated Heart
Dreaming of Her and Other Stories
The Kitten Psychologist Tries to Be Patient Through Email
The Tree Remembers
Like Mist Over the Eyes
The Kitten Psychologist Broaches the Topic of Economics
The Kitten Psychologist
Plunged Ashore
The Kitten Psychologist Versus The Kitten's Owners