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So I know that Valentine’s Day is a corporate, capitalist, money-making scam that seeks to exploit our vulnerabilities and weaknesses for commercial gain. I think by now that we all – or at least most of us – do. But, nonetheless, the phenomenon remains a significant entity within most of Western culture. I mean you[…]
CW: This post contains brief mentions of eating disorders and self-harm. I’ve spoken before about the complicated relationship that I have with my body, and how body image for me is a complex and intricate network that involves aspects of dysphoria, depression, disordered eating and self-harm. I’ve also mentioned in some of those[…]
CW: eating disorder, self-harm
This post speaks in detail about disordered eating and self-harm. Please be advised before reading and exercise due caution.
Resources and help are available at HelpGuide, LifeLine, and NEDA. Also consider The Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386) and Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In South Africa, Triangle Project runs a helpline on 021-712-6699, and SADAG at 0800-567-567.
The holiday season is upon us, and I know just how difficult that can be for so many, especially those in the queer community. And I think that this year is perhaps especially difficult, given the nature of some of the events that have taken place in 2016. For many of us, end-of-year reflection and[…]
I’m not sure whether or not you knew this about me, but I love to cook. Really, really love it. I didn’t figure it out until I was a young adult – before I turned 21, I don’t think I ever set foot in the kitchen to make anything more complicated than a slice of[…]
These past few weeks have been emotional for many of us. And I think for queer, and trans people, in particular. The outcome of the election in the United States, the terrifying spike in hate speech and hate crimes that it has precipitated, the how-can-it-even-be-real rise of the “alt-right”… and, just a few days ago,[…]
You might not have noticed this about me, but I am a millennial. There’s no point even trying to deny it. If I don’t have a selfie, I wasn’t there. A cup of coffee doesn’t exist unless it’s on Instagram. If it doesn’t have a hashtag, it isn’t important, and if you decided to call[…]
So it’s Asexual Awareness Week this week – which means it’s probably fitting that I spend a bit of time musing on the whole ace thing. I fly the queer flag loudly and proudly, as I’m sure you know by now, and I claim a good few letters from the ol’ LGBTQIA+ alphabet soup in[…]
People often ask me, “When did you transition?” It’s a question I don’t especially like to answer, because the notion that transition is a quantifiable concept is something that troubles me. Because once we start assigning a start point to transition, the next logical step is to assign it an end point, too. And once you[…]