“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.
The problem with binaries in Chelsey Furedi's ROCK AND RIOT, a review.
How (not) to write a plot that follows a character's journey towards self-acceptance; or, more accurately, how to avoid the struggle narrative.
Parallels between magic and transness in Brooklyn Ray's DARKLING, a review.
How to approach LGBTQIA+ identities in your characters; or, more specifically, how to balance between set identifying terms and the fluidity of queer theory.
Nuanced approaches to Good and Evil in Akwaeke Emezi's PET, a review.
What is “code-switching” and how does it apply to transgender people? How can you go about using it as a tool for your characters?
Toxic masculinity and the conflict between boyhood and manhood in Austin Chant's PETER DARLING, a review.