Q: Queer?
A: Some folks have a sexual orientation; an internal compass that points them in particular directions when it comes to attraction. I don’t have a compass so much as a vague map, hand-drawn, not quite to scale. “Queer” is a good word to describe it.

Q: Transgender? Nonbinary?
A: After a lot of thought (years of it! wow!), I realized that I was transgender and wanted to transition. But transition to what? Nonbinary is a nice word for folks like myself that fall outside or shift between male and female identities and appearances. “Nonbinary” complements exploration and experimentation, and has a dash of defiance. I can be a little of column A, a little of column B, and sometimes I can just wander off the page entirely.

Q: They?
A: I use they/them as a pronoun rather than he or she. I don’t care about your opinions about whether the singular they is correct (it is), or prescriptivist vs. descriptivist language rules (communication > gatekeeping).

Q: Writer?
A: I write fiction, screenplays, and non-fiction. My fiction tends towards literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and fabulism. My nonfiction focuses on food, art, identity, politics, travel, and personal narratives. You can look at my Fiction or Nonfiction pages for more information.



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