“Year T.” – a poem

this poem deals with medical gatekeeping, transphobia (incl. internalized) and dysphoria, from a transmasculine perspective. it also touches on mental illness, hospitalization and relationship abuse.¬†   year one- you fumble with, stumble over the words, the letters, the lines the genderbread drawings and new permissions - "you could be a boy, if you really wanted … Continue reading “Year T.” – a poem

First Chapter Thoughts: Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

I loved Borne, and I've been slowly falling in love with Vandermeer's prose through his short stories elsewhere, but I have to admit. I'm not sure what to make of this one. Dead Astronauts is set in the same universe as Borne, with different characters, but while it has some of the familiar strangeness, it's … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

Ghosts in Quicksilver: Interlude Two: Wechselbalg

tw: child endangerment, parental death/sickness Long ago, when you were still an infant, our mother took sick. She had been unwell for a long time, but this sickness stole the colour from her cheeks and the breath from her lungs. Our father took her to the village in hopes for a cure, but to no … Continue reading Ghosts in Quicksilver: Interlude Two: Wechselbalg

Album Review: Green Day’s New Album Hasn’t Lost Their Fire – Just Taking It Less Seriously

Green Day is one of the rock bands that has been in the backdrop of most of my life. 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' showed up on the radio shortly after I moved to Canada from Britain at the tender age of nine;¬†American Idiot¬†introduced me to punk and emo, and as I learned how to navigate … Continue reading Album Review: Green Day’s New Album Hasn’t Lost Their Fire – Just Taking It Less Seriously

The Gremlin’s Library: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

TW: This book deals explicitly with homophobic violence, which I'll be discussing below. Damn. Damn, this book wrecked me. I read The Grief Keeper as the group book for Latinx Book Bingo, and I knew it was gonna be hard, but it just. It came right for my neck. The Grief Keeper follow two Salvadoran … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante