The Fairytale Image

Gender Epiphany!! I am listening to The Boyfriend (a musical) and realized that THIS song helped to train (or teach) me about gender! For anyone who know’s musicals they know that many are… Continue reading

At Home in His Skin

Today I worked on two poems that I dispelled about a month ago when I reconnected to and broke down over my strong attraction and love for men and/or masculinity. This one is… Continue reading

Staying Centered.

Here’s a little poem on how I’m trying to channel today: Soothing giggles from a distant source Swim through an impenetrable mist Of thick and tumultuous vapor, Sneak through a finger’s crevice By… Continue reading

DragonBeast Explains Grr Pronoun

“I should introduce myself. My name is DragonBeast and I would like you to refer to me with the ‘grr’ pronoun. Used as a gender pronoun, ‘grr’ references a creature’s sense of self… Continue reading

Embracing Life with Cherrie Moraga

On the road again. (Oh how that song gets stuck in my head!) Our motley crew of five drives away from the beach. Julia’s driving folks to the bus in Oakland and swinging… Continue reading

CIW: The Beach (Part 6 of 6)

I seek beauty. I seek love. I seek justice. I find community. It is the end of a long week outside the Publix Headquarters. Only 8 of our motley crew remain (Benjamin, Cassidy,… Continue reading

CIW: International Day for Women, A Prayer Service (Part 5 of 6)

A prayer service takes place every morning at the Fast for Fair Food. I often fail to attend due to my dedication and excitement for tent building, but I do join the prayer… Continue reading

CIW: Comrades with Red Hats (Part 4 of 6)

At first I didn’t know your names, actually I still don’t know what you call each other. You have long, skinny black legs with a tinge of worn elastic grey, extending down to… Continue reading

CIW: Team H2O (Part 3 of 6)

Sleeping, cooking, and eating facilities for non-fasters are being graciously donated by Westminster Church. It is our first stop in Lakeland. The night is a jolting, and riveting, initiation to the fast paced,… Continue reading

CIW: The Bus to Lakeland (Part 2 of 6)

I motivate myself to strap on my sleeping bag and walk out of my father’s house, en route to NYC. I join Evangelina, Dave, and Benjamin for a long trip down to Florida.… Continue reading