A Mirror of Our Desires

A Review of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (by Leslye Walton) The books we are meant to read often find their way to us in a mysterious fashion. I discovered The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender purely by accident while poking around on Goodreads one evening under the search term … [Read more…]

South by South West

Photo by Karla Turner

Bless my heart. For the past two years, that is all anyone has been doing, blessing my heart. The Pope is the only person who has yet to bless my heart and I assume that is only because he is not from The South. I receive these blessings daily from family and friends when I … [Read more…]

What Do Your Children Call You Now? Terminology For Modern Trans Families

Navigating our society’s reliance on gendering everything from language to objects to colors is a complex endeavor.   Our entire culture developed around the binary framework of male or female. We see pink ear plugs for the ladies, hand sanitizer labeled macho style for the men, and even something as universal as soda gets gendered … [Read more…]