Patreon Posts and Updates

Here are my latest patreon posts. Some are open to the public, and others require you to be a patron to see it. (feel free to join a tier if you wish to support my work!) I’ll be posting more essays, Elivera lore and world-building, and poetry at my Patreon. Some will be behind the… Continue reading Patreon Posts and Updates

Update on the Fight for Trans Healthcare

On Friday, May 2nd, 2018, Governor Reynolds signed HF766 into law. She made the regrettable choice not to use her line item veto to eliminate the amendment designed to discriminate against transgender Iowans. The Amendment, tacked onto a Budget bill last minute, was specifically coded directly into the Iowa Civil Rights Act. This is the… Continue reading Update on the Fight for Trans Healthcare

Fight for Transgender Healthcare in Iowa

Transgender Iowans had a victory in March when the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the ban on trans-related surgeries for Medicaid and Medicare was unconstitutional. However, this long-fought victory was shortlived. Around Thursday or Friday of last week, Trans Iowans discovered that the Costello Amendment was added to the HF 766 Budget bill at the… Continue reading Fight for Transgender Healthcare in Iowa

Deconstructing the Biases Within

Crossposted to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25299584 Deconstructing the biases within Everyone has a bias of which we may or may not be aware. This isn’t to say that everyone is bad — biases are due to socialization by a imperfect and often discriminatory society, where we internalize the racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist ideologies of society from… Continue reading Deconstructing the Biases Within

Compilation of Thoughts

About Taxes and Poor People and the Narratives surrounding both Written January 17, 2019: I know folks don’t like reading long things, but I really thought hard about the twitter feud going on about the post concerning taxes. Read what I wrote here if you want. Walk away if you want. This is the twitter… Continue reading Compilation of Thoughts

Trans Lives Festival

I haven’t been well for awhile due to a minor surgery, but I was determined to make the Trans Lives Festival that was organized by the First Unitarian Church. I’d been helping with some of the organizing, mostly with getting the word out and encouraging folks to keep at it. Since the end of March… Continue reading Trans Lives Festival

The Bullets We’ve Taken

Originally posted on Reshaping Reality:
When I was a child, I used to walk along the cracks in the pavement at recess. Carefully walking as if on a tightrope. Each step I took a vivid reminder of the fine line I walked at home and at school, where one false move and I might garner…

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