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.
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?