I’ve had a full year! It’s hard to believe I was suicidal this time last year. A couple months ago my boss let us know we would have performance evaluations by the end of the year and gave us a … Continue reading
*Originally written in May 2016. Trans, transgender, and transsexual…gender non-conforming and non-binary…genderqueer and gender-fluid – all these terms are tossed around by the media and within LGBTQ circles as if they are interchangeable. However, there are distinct (though often overlapping) differences between each of them, having their own subtleties and connotations. I do not consider […]
Yes, that’s right. I’m back with ANOTHER rambling ‘thinkpiece’. We were playing around with a version of the Roy Morgan database in class today, and when it came to breaking down the data by ‘sex’, I realised that the industry is still very much subscribing to the gender binary. For those of you who aren’t […]
Several commentators at gocomics.com/overthehedge grumpily opined that cisgender is just another word for normal. As in questioning or identifying as the opposite of ones biological sex is abnormal. It’s not abnormal. It’s different. No one is normal. We’re all different.
When I was in school and even early on in my career as a technical writer, using they as a singular pronoun meant being tied to the rack or put in the stocks until you chose he or she instead. As a result, my brain was conditioned to think in a horribly binary way. Many […]
For many years I have been active in many social media sites: Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, Yik Yak, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine(RIP). Some of these sites are a great way to stay connected and brag about the cool things you just ate, or what you did today. However, a few of these I had to completely […]
Earlier this year I was on a work trip and roomed with a colleague much older than myself. We are more than colleagues, we are close friends, but we had not had any substantial conversations lately. In fact, this trip gave us time to converse and grow closer than we had previously been. My friend […]
Just like sex and gender aren’t the same thing, neither are gender and gender expression.
There was a time when we just didn’t talk about the sex lives of role models and superheroes. To talk about what Superman, Wonder Woman, or Captain America did in private with lingerie, bottle of lube, and a willing partner wasn’t just obscene. It was akin to hearing your parents talk about the night we […]
****Let me start this post with a little warning to you all. It’s not just a snappy title, this post is about knives and knife play. I know for many of you, indeed I have close friends, for whom this subject is a massive trigger. If you fall into that category then you might want to leave. The last thing I want to do is upset anyone.****
OK, that’s the first warning out of the way. Now a few more so please bear with me. I’m not writing this as an instructional blog. I’ve been playing with knives for a great many years but I am still learning. There are many people out there far more qualified than me to instruct. I’m merely sharing my thoughts and opinions on a subject that has always fascinated me immensely.
Safety is always going to be paramount. Remember what you are dealing with…
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