August 16, 2019

gender is my weapon

I conceal, carry;

hold close but never

unholster

they call this 

a privilege;

to disappear into a crowd

I’m assumed

cisgender

and 

straight

to the untrained eye

which is to say

this 

is the 

default setting

they call this 

‘passing’

which is to say

someone else

has

 fai...

March 12, 2018

[Content Warning: Homophobia, self-harm, suicide]

I decided to kill myself after a nasogastric hospital stay. I’d lived in the closet for so long that it had started to close in around me and I was shrinking myself to fit.

One day, I woke up with a shadow that I just cou...

May 15, 2017

[Content Warning: Sexual References; Illicit Drug Use, Sensitive Themes]

It was two shots of vodka and one to the head. It was a bad breakup and a long walk off a short pier.

The problem with my town is that it was always trying to kill you.

This was back when everyone pr...

March 18, 2017

The recent rise in the visibility of transgender people has led feminist communities to challenge and re-conceptualise ideas about gender. The intersectional feminist movement has sought to be more inclusive by acknowledging the interactions between racism, classism, s...

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