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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[…]
I suppose I’m overdue for a long discussion on matters religious, especially considering how the Jewish high holy days are upon us. It’s a subject I’ve been avoiding, because oftentimes my own internal dialogue around these matters is far from clear – but, I think that over the past few weeks, I have managed to[…]
It wasn’t easy to choose what to write about this week. As you may or may not know, the season of Jewish high holy days has begun – in fact, the celebration of the Jewish New Year ends shortly after this post is scheduled to go live. This, historically, has always been a reflective and[…]
I could probably end the post right here, because the title says it all. But that’d be a bit of a cop-out, I suppose. Anyway, I’ve always been one for doing things “the hard way”, so I’ll proceed now to bore you with all of the painful details. Why this post, and why now? Because[…]