Q: Queer?
A: Some folks have a sexual orientation; a compass that points them in a particular direction 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. “Bisexual” and “pansexual” also work.

Q: Genderqueer?
A: Genderqueer is a nice phrase for folks like myself that fall outside of the gender binary (i.e: male or female). Personally speaking, it’s an identity comes in with a built-in methodology of exploration and experimentation, and has a dash of defiance. I can wear my bow ties and boots and empire necklines and pencil skirts and leather jackets. I can rock the facial hair that’s courtesy of a Mediterranean heritage, but still pluck my eyebrows. I can be a little of column A, a little of column B, and sometimes I can just wander off the page and be an alien.

Q: They?
A: I use gender neutral pronouns. They/them works best for me, ze/zir is also acceptable.

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

Q: Chicago?


A. Chicago.

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