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The Choice (A Free Verse Poem)

Identity is something personal,not open for debate. You can either accept that people know their truth…or not. If the latter is your choice,then you will possibly have to learn to live without their presence in your life. The truth of the matter is,as much as you may want others to be a part of your […]

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Keeping the False in the Forefront

Finding.Grinding.Blinding.Never-Minding. Making the world a better placeSeems to require its own kind of grace. Pushing against the brokennessGives us a different kind of stress,That we can’t control or destroy. We try to come together to bring joy,While there are snakes in the grassWho pretend to have honorable intentions,When, in reality, they have to look up […]

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All Writing Pride Response Thoughts Transgender

I, Woman

Waking up in a body that the only connection I had to it was revulsion was one of the hardest realizations that I have ever come to. I told myself at 4 years old that I was wrong, different, and broken…and over the next 26 years, I did everything in my power to bury that […]

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Colourful Queers

I wrote this while at the BLM Pride protest in Schenectady, NY this afternoon. I hope that you enjoy. ——– Colourful Queers Facing their fears,and being their true selves,are the bravest beings on the planet. Stronger than Granite. We will not break,because, like that book that you use to condemn,We are stronger by standing together […]

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Pride Month (And Juneteenth) Reflections and Rantings

This Month, I have taken the time to write up a few different posts about different marginalized identities within the LGBTQIA+ community on my personal Facebook Account(s). I am going to aggregate them here. I will probably add some more, as I am apt to Rant. On Non-Binary Identities So, had a conversation with a […]

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Poetry Response Thoughts Transgender

You Are Wrong

Masterful,Magical,and Magnificent, Are words that are seldom usedto describe beings like me.Instead, the phrases describing usborder on abuse. Facts, not feelings, these bigots shout,Except, to them, facts have no clout.We give them hundreds of studies and peer reviewed journals,That show we are right,All we get in response are jeers. The facts they are talking about, […]

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Reflections on Womanhood

So, today being International Women’s day, I have been thoughtful all day. Last year, I went to the local march, even though it was excruciatingly cold. I felt like I didn’t belong, or like I was an imposter, because I didn’t grow up in a body like theirs, and because I still had the benefits […]

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Carrying on

Good morning friends. I am in a very contemplative state this week, but especially today. Today being election day in the US. We have a very broken system, that cannot be denied. The powers that be tell us it is a Democracy, which is nothing but a pipe dream, we are much closer to an […]

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Activism All Writing Thoughts Transgender

Can’t I be fragile sometimes, too?

*Note: These are my feelings and thoughts, not anyone else’s, especially not any other trans person’s. So, don’t use this as an excuse to call all trans people, or all trans women weak. If you do, you are an asshole. Full Fucking Stop* I am an author and poet. I am an advocate and ally […]

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All Writing Family Prose Response Thoughts Transgender

What may be…

So, I have some family that is resistant to using my pronouns and calling me Justice; instead using my birth name and pronouns. While most of you will find it hard to believe that I have a hard (almost impossible) time speaking up when they are misgendering me and deadnaming me, what with how outspoken, […]