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.
LGBTQIA+ use of traditionally-gendered handicrafts as a way to mitigate isolation and lack of place in Matthias Klein's "The Art of Quilting" in TRANSCENDENT 4 edited by Bogi Takács, a review.
A brief look into the devastating reasons why there are so few old trans people alive today, and why you should add elderly trans characters to your world because of it.
“Fucked up and afraid--like a male.” (137), or the messy trans realities of WE BOTH LAUGHED IN PLEASURE: THE SELECTED DIARIES OF LOU SULLIVAN edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma, a review.
The resonant comedy of Nino Cipri's "Ad Astra Per Aspera" in TRANSCENDENT 4 edited by Bogi Takács, a review.
How to navigate some of the big terms surrounding depictions of marginalized individuals: Visibility, Representation, Appropriation, Fetishization, and Stigma.