Metal Fatigue: On the Use of Love in Times of Stress

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Blessed be these times. Blessed be our communities. Blessed be the strength in our hearts. Blessed be the power of love. Don’t let the alt-right/misogynists/fascists/racists/plutocrats/ableists/transphobes/queer bashers/white supremacists/anti-Muslims/anti-Semites/anti-immigrants/jerks/bullies/shamers/oppressors grind you down. Don’t let the world itself stress and bend you until … Continued

In Praise of Kindness

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“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama I’m not always the nicest person. I’m impatient, and as an introvert (yeah, despite my “extroverted” presentation), I can sometimes lack generosity in my attempts to parse … Continued

I Will Die Loving You

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I wasn’t even yet sure enough to call myself queer. But queer I was. “Are you a boy or a girl?” the repeated calling out of my childhood. And then the androgynous ties, striped purple, black, and silver, so narrow … Continued