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


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


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