Continuing the lists to help writers mess with gendered expectations, here are the items men are told to acquire in order to fit in. Yes, this came from a compilation of such lists for men and by men in 2021. You can use this idea to mess with the stereotypes though, add items from this… Continue reading How to Dress like a Man 101
We Used to be Tomboys:
I read too much where the author changed the pronoun but little else when they could embody the experience of being outside the gender expectations of our Western culture. That then is the motivation. What will follow is a series of posts/chapters to share what I found. There will be lists in places, academic articles, personal stories and more.
Poem: I Am Safe Inside This Body
A new poem by the emerging writer, Spencer Jean from Montreal.
Faceless by Allyson Nguyen.
Faceless and hidden I walk forever and anon To a nameless and unseen fate Fighting through gusts, —no, maelstroms— in these storms of hateful, biting sand and baneful, boiling rain I daily embark —nay, continue— on this journey of dreadful paths and vengeful wraiths. BIO: Well, I'm a transfemme poet with lots of queer things… Continue reading Faceless by Allyson Nguyen.
LGBTQ Christian books, you say? Here’s a list.
Light Spots: Poetry.
Sylvia Bernhardt Light Spots Blind courage Has moved me once more. Scabbed yet gently painted, My toes brush the dirt aside To check for glass or unknown Hurts. Others, Blind in their own respects, Dropped spilt or threw On the path I trod. Pilgrims passing through will Look upon me, with jealous Tired, eyes. Beneath… Continue reading Light Spots: Poetry.