2019 in Review: BOOKS

I don’t have energy to write about my decade. That’s intense, and I recommend just exploring Reshapingreality.org. Happy New Year, and Happy New Decade!  Let’s talk about the books I read in 2019, and my goal for reading in 2020. 38 books in total. (Edit: There may be some eBooks I read and forgot about… Continue reading 2019 in Review: BOOKS

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Crosspost from Patreon: Examining Whiteness

Crossposted from my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/examining-32183696 Examining Whiteness Our culture is saturated with whiteness; whiteness and its performative values are socialized within all of us from a young age. Those who are not white are socialized to react to whiteness in specific ways, and those who are white (or white-passing) are socialized to perform whiteness without… Continue reading Crosspost from Patreon: Examining Whiteness

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