Happy straight-romance day

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[…]

Queer Jew litany

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[…]

Core of conflict

Some days I can’t help but wonder, “Does it ever get any simpler?” Not all days. But some of them. The struggle is something that’s difficult to properly articulate – I suppose that’s always the case when you’re dealing with mixed feelings and not unequivocal ones, shades of gray rather than black or white, spectra[…]

IDAHOT, and my life in words

So the 17th of May is the International Day Against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). You can read more about it here if you like. The theme for this year’s IDAHOT is “Mental Health and well-being”. To be honest, I don’t know where to start. I’ve spoken recently about my own well-being in terms of mental[…]

Ace up my sleeve – Asexuality 101

So if you follow my antics, either here on my blog, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or wherever else I might appear from time to time, then you already know a few things about me. I’m kind of a complicated girl, and I have a lot of different facets to my identity. I’m binary trans.[…]

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Trans

This isn’t a pleasant post to write, but it’s one that I really do need to. I often talk about the struggles of being trans – the internal dialogues and conflicts, the difficult decisions, the hoops that need to be jumped through. There’s a lot of soul-searching, and introspection that accompanies the process of transition.[…]