I'm back--with an update for what's going to happen in 2021.
A thorough explanation as to why you should not kill your trans characters, along with the EXTREMELY few caveat-filled instances where it is moderately acceptable.
Aiden Thomas' CEMETERY BOYS, validation, and confronting the unhealthy desire to prove one's gender identity, a review.
The ins and outs of transphobic villains, as well as how to (and if you should) redeem them.
An exploration of what the Model Minority trope is and why perfection isn't always a good thing.
How naming something or saying something out loud is a powerful thing, and how that power can be used to create a found family in Ziggy Schutz' "twice-spent comet" from the anthology BEHIND THE SUN, ABOVE THE MOON, a review.
A look into what to do if and when someone says your work is transphobic, or a brief guide to apologies, reparations, and self-improvement.
The difficulties of messy relationships, and how FINNA by Nino Cipri shows how to move forward after they end, a review.
A brief breakdown of the relationship between trans representation and non-human species in speculative fiction, and why it's not necessarily a good thing to have your non-human characters be transgender.
The need for trans-inclusive cultural story representation and the way THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES by R. B. Lemberg starts to fill in that gap, a review.