The Unbalancing & my untangling, a review of R. B. Lemberg's novel, coming out September 2022.
I’ll admit, if you told me back when I started this blog that I’d be talking about monsterfucking, I probably wouldn’t have believed you, but I just read To the Flame by A. E. Ross, and some things need to be said. This paranormal cryptid romance is about a college guy named Emerson (he/him) who… Continue reading To the Flame by A. E. Ross
Exploring the process for naming trans characters, including how to handle deadnames, who some people change their names, and what the meaning behind my own name is!
Exploring the possibilities of transness, masculinity, and personhood in Ray Stoeve's BETWEEN PERFECT AND REAL, a review.
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.
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.
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.
How to make "Coming Out Stories" not all about cisgender people and give the narrative back over to your transgender characters.
A look at the different kinds of transphobia, as well as how (and if) they should be written.