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Gender

Dear Caitlyn

Content Warning: Suicide Ideation, Transmisogyny Caitlyn, it’s been over six months since you announced who you really are. While the hoopla over a Olympic gold medalist coming out as trans has not died down, trans women have increasingly been trying to distance ourselves from you.

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Pop Culture

Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters

Science fiction has been used as an escape for a long time for many people. I am no different. Though my first introduction to sci-fi was kid’s cartoons, I have grown up with science fiction. It has been one of the most watched genres of my entire life. It has kept me grounded and let […]

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Gender

It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans […]

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Music

10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

I can hear a good or not-so-good tune and it transports me back to a time and place when it became important to me. I have a knack for strong memories tied to songs. 

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Pop Culture

It’s September Slash

Slash has come back into my life in a big way lately. Not only have Carolina and I played the card game a few times recently, we have been crushing hardcore over Stucky (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It’s September now and slash is an s word so hey alliteration for the win. I present to you my […]

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Pop Culture

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Giving up something you have loved for six years is really really freaking hard. Anytime someone breaks up with a long term relationship, the fallout hurts immensely. Last week, I was forced into a break up of a six year relationship. Transmisogyny ruined this relationship. (Spoilers below)

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Seattle Style

Local punk favorites Wimps released their latest record, an EP entitled Super Me, this month available on cassette and digital download. This release spurred me creating a whole Spotify playlist featuring local bands, all of them featuring women. Seattle seems to be the hotbed of awesome music lately beyond your Death Cabs. 

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Music

The Best-Kept Secret in Seattle

My love of Seattle is pretty well known. My love of vinyl is definitely known. One of my LinkedIn talents is crate digging, I swear. Seattle has some amazing record stores. In fact, I have a hard time going to other cities and not comparing their stores to Seattle. My favorite record store in Seattle […]

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Boiling Heat Edition

Seattle does not have AC in most places. This has proved tough this summer as it has topped 90 a few different times. For someone who loves 40 and cloudy, the sweltering heat slays me. Luckily, music and a cold shower can keep me going on these hot days. 

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Writing

Ten Things Not To Say to a Writer

Ten Things Not To Say To a Writer is a trending hashtag on Twitter at the moment. A lot of what was said really struck a chord with me. I mean, I know I am not some mega-successful author like J.K. Rowling (not yet, anyway), but I am a writer and still get ridiculous comments. 

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Mental Illness

I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK

I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one. 

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Pop Culture

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Stand-Up Comedy Edition

Sometimes we all just need a good laugh. I fall asleep to comedy each night because somehow those funny people soothe me off into dreamland. I tend to also consume it a lot in general, so I bring you my ten favorite current comedians. 

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Gender

Yay Marriage! What’s Next?

Now that Notorious RBG and her crew used some jiggery-pokery, marriage equality is the law of the land. Everybody seems to be asking, what is next?

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Private Hell

It has been a tough week. I am still dealing with the upcoming family gathering I will not be a part of. I am also weathering a shitstorm of anger from my mother over some trite happenings. Thank the maker for good tunes. It’s pretty much one of the few things keeping me going.

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Gender

Unwelcome Home

It just hit me. My grandpa’s 90th birthday is fast approaching. My mother has been doing her motherly things and has planned a grand escape for the family. She rented a whole section of cabins on Lake McDonald in Glacier Park. It is one of my papa’s favorite places. All of the family has been invited to […]