Writing

“Joy and Grief Through My Son’s Transition,” On Our Moon

Published: January 14, 2019

“Perhaps those of us who are supportive parents of trans kids, those of us who have opened up space for our children to express their gender identity, can extend that same compassion and understanding to ourselves and each other. Perhaps we can, among one another, have these conversations about complicated feelings: about gender, history, expectations, and love. Perhaps we can take our own feelings as seriously as we take our kids, and perhaps, if we do this, we will be able to move though these transitions with our kids with a bit more grace, in community.”

“Joy and Grief Through My Son’s Transition,” On Our Moon

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“Shadowbans: Secret Policies Depriving Sex Workers of Income and Community,” Tits and Sass

June 12, 2019

“Shadowbanning is an opaque practice that effectively denies sex workers their livelihood.” Juniper Fitzgerald and I co-wrote this piece on the social, political, and financial implications of shadowbanning on sex workers.

“Loving Your Reflection, Loving the Skin You’re In fashion show celebrates body-positive community,” Pittsburgh City Paper

April 24, 2019

There is a growing body-positive community in Pittsburgh that intertwines fashion, burlesque, and small business. Danielle Thorn, the show’s director, sees the fashion show as an opportunity to bring together diverse people who are all working toward the same ends. She says, “We may not have traditional body types, but we are strong, and even stronger when we work together.” 

“Fantasy of Phones,” ZeroSpaces

April 3, 2019

Our intimacy, which is often intense, is an intimacy that is bound inside of a certain erotic imaginary. We play with each other using words and ideas.