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#FridayReads: After the Crown by KB Wagers

#FridayReads: After the Crown by KB Wagers

This year, I’ve decided to pick a specific reading theme: women authors of science fiction. That doesn’t mean I’ll only read female SF authors or only SF, but that’s going to be my primary focus. After the Crown by K. B. Wagers is the second book in the Indranan War trilogy, the first of which...

Marching for equality in 2017

Marching for equality in 2017

This weekend, I’m heading to the Women’s March on Washington. I could have chosen to attend a march in my home city of Pittsburgh, but as soon as the march was announced, I knew I wanted to be in Washington. My budget is tight right now, and attending the march will definitely put a strain...

Honk honk: 2016 wrap up edition

Honk honk: 2016 wrap up edition

On the whole, 2016 was a shit year with a few bright spots. Here are some of those bright spots, specifically related to writing (though I’ll write another post about all the wonderfully bright people I had the pleasure of spending time with in 2016). Permafrost, a fine literary journal that published my short story...

Learning to Grieve

Learning to Grieve

This year, I learned to grieve, or at least to grieve more fully. I learned to sit with my sadness in the red glow of sunrise. To touch the abyss that split me open again and again and again, to allow myself to be swallowed, and to come back to the world, eventually—changed certainly, but...

If Donald Trump Grabbed My Pussy: A Poem

If Donald Trump Grabbed My Pussy: A Poem

Donald Trump thinks I would let him grab my pussy because he is a “star” because he has money because he has gotten away with this kind of abuse before. He would be wrong. If you think that my political views make me weak or out of touch with reality, Let me assure you: I...