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I am going to start by saying that, in general, there is an absence of stories with disabled characters. When disabled characters do show up, they are often confined to specific, narrow roles. Most often disabled characters are used as objects of pity, inspiration, or both, where our everyday struggles are treated as if they […]

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Penguins and Tea Cups

This is a humorous piece I wrote several years ago and I think it is about time I shared it on this blog. I had a strange dream last night, really strange for me because it didn’t have a proper plot and most of my dreams have a plot. A bunch of birds were creating […]

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Why We Need Fairy Tales

As a person with high anxiety, I have long loved fairy tales. So I guess it is not so surprising that I started writing them. In college I analyzed fairy tale symbolism in women’s studies classes, but once I was writing my very own intersectional feminist fairy tales, I needed to think about fairy tales […]

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Real Depression

So, sometimes I get this feeling that is really heavy, where even super basic things feel like they take massive amounts of effort to do, but it only lasts an hour or two. To myself I’ve always called this a moment of depression, but part of me always felt like this wasn’t really depression, because […]

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The Love’s Captive Book Series

This is a fictional book series I made up for my Pathfinder group (a tabletop role playing game based on Dungeons and Dragons). In our fictional world, romance novels seem to always include stories of epic adventure. This series is very popular within our world and the author is a mystery. I created this using […]

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Neurodiverse people have brains that operate differently from the norm. I’ve noticed that it is common for the traits that come from these operation differences to be split into two categories: beneficial traits and traits that cause struggle. In many cases it is only the traits that cause struggle that are identified as a part […]

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Current events show that the trans community is increasingly becoming a target of anti-LGBT bigots (The Calculated Republican “Trans Bathroom” Wedge Strategy). This is clearly a divide and conquer wedge strategy. However, I’m beginning to think that this is more than just that. I’m beginning to think that this is also a direct result of […]

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Invisibility dominates my experience of oppression. I am a genderqueer who is usually assumed to be a cisgender woman. I am a queer person who doesn’t look “queer.” My pagan, polyamorous, pansexual, and graysexual identities aren’t immediately apparent either. And I live with high anxiety, unstable blood sugar, and a chronic back condition, all of […]

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I write and enjoy romances, but there are a lot of toxic, sexist patterns deeply ingrained in the genre (in addition to a lot of heterosexism). Here I present five tropes common in mainstream romances that I find particularly frustrating: Boundary-crossing behaviors are romantic if a man is deeply in love Subtext: True love results […]

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Entitled people often blame oppressed people for their personal frustrations. Entitlement teaches privileged people that oppressed people have a responsibility to meet their needs. For example, Mr. Sexist “Nice” Guy might blame women for his inability to get a date (rather than examining his own self-centered and sexist behavior, which is the actual cause). Instead […]

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