On How I curated my 2018 Reading List

I’ve been meaning to update my blog with my reading goals, but I took awhile to decide what to read this year. Part of this is because I had to establish where I stand in relation to my healing journey, my spiritual journey, and my social justice activism. I also needed to build up my… Continue reading On How I curated my 2018 Reading List

Clarification of Entangled Truths

In my last entry, I discussed my spiritual and/or political journey. I avoid discussion of religion a lot on this blog, mostly because I want to focus more on my writing, art, and science. However, I wanted to offer this clarification as a way to frame the context of the Entangled Truths post. After this,… Continue reading Clarification of Entangled Truths

Entangled Truths: A Journey

Entangled Truths A Journey of Hard and Important Lessons Content Note: Discussion of faith, spiritual abuse, abuse mentions, sexual assault mentions, death threats. EDIT as of 7/18/2021: I talked through the trauma of this story with my therapist, and he pointed out that the “therapy” my family drove me too in 2004-2006 was actually conversion… Continue reading Entangled Truths: A Journey

Thoughts on Gun Control and America’s Gun Violence Problem

Guns were invented for killing, and yet they are barely regulated at all in some states. Human lives should matter more than guns, and the science of gun control shows that it works in stemming gun violence. We are literally the only ‘developed’ country in the world who has this problem.   This is a… Continue reading Thoughts on Gun Control and America’s Gun Violence Problem

Updates and Thoughts on Love, Empathy, and Accountability

I feel like I’ve been ill a long time. I am working on managing my C-PTSD in a healthy way as well as slowly working through my healing. But I also face a growing weakness in my right side that randomly seems to turn into numbness and painful tingling or abdominal pain. As for what… Continue reading Updates and Thoughts on Love, Empathy, and Accountability

Important Truths We Must Face

I am a pacifist at heart. However, not all ideologies and opinions are equal and okay to freely express, and sometimes one must take a stand even if it means risking it all to fight against hateful ideologies such as neo-Nazism and white supremacy. I’d like to hope we can defeat such destructive ideologies, bills/laws,… Continue reading Important Truths We Must Face

Approaches to Discussion

This idea for a post has been haunting me for some time, but it’s taken me quite awhile to bring it together coherently enough to compose my ideas on paper. So, after all this thinking, researching, and meditating, I’m going to complete this and release it into the wilds of the Internet. I hope it… Continue reading Approaches to Discussion

In regards to character descriptions

A question asked in the Legendfire Writing Critique Forum I help moderate focused on clothing aspects of character descriptions. My reply on the thread expanded that to the wider viewpoint of how clothing and the overall outward presentation of a character can differ based on culture and ethnicity and/or race and influence how the character… Continue reading In regards to character descriptions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s everything I always wanted from Star Wars, where they had complex, nuanced women protagonists and people of color. This diversity made the film’s great acting, dialogue, and story even more engrossing. It also hearkened back to some of the best moments of the original trilogy of IV,… Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There is an unspoken epidemic

There is an unspoken epidemic in our country. Since January 1, 2015, there has been sixteen trans people, fifteen of them trans women, murdered in the US and one in Canada. Majority were trans women of color. Both race and gender play a factor in the deaths. The media often presents them as a novelty… Continue reading There is an unspoken epidemic