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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“Selling Used Panties Online Is Harder Than You Think,” VICE’s Motherboard

March 18, 2019

Sex workers told Motherboard about the economics and emotional labor that go into selling panties online.

“LoveSync: When Sextech Can’t Save Us,” Cyborgology

February 21, 2019

In addition to contributing to Cyborgology, I write a sex column for the Pittsburgh City Paper. This week, I wrote a piece that’s relevant to conversations here, titled, “A new Kickstarter campaign has a terrible solution to your relationship problems.”

I look at LoveSync, a new technology aimed at helping couples with mismatched libidos, and argue it’s an example of how technological solutions to social or interpersonal problems can do more harm than good.

“Is the Concept of Virginity Outdated?” On Our Moon

January 28, 2019

One doesn’t have to reflect much on the way that virginity is defined to see that much of the emphasis is on the power of the penis. Specifically, the penis’s power to transform cis-women’s bodies.