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In Whose Best Interest?
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In Whose Best Interest?

As much as I wish that we could move forward with scientifically backed measures like bans to conversion therapy, allowing trans or gender questioning youth to access hormone blockers and medically assisted transitional puberty, or implementation of SOGI 123 diversity and inclusion curriculum, we are unfortunately in a time where many people are really adamantly…

Seeding, Weeding, Feeding, and Putting Up
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Seeding, Weeding, Feeding, and Putting Up

I’ve grown these flowers, these vegetables, and this child, from tiny little seeds.  While the seams of society are ripping open, and the horrors of systemic racism, police violence, predatory tendencies of capitalism all are cast into the bright summer solstice sun, we have spiritual and political garden work to tend to. We need to…

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Parenting at Pride

An open letter to parents (especially cis{not trans} gendered and/or straight parents) considering bringing your children to pride, Pride is a cultural festival. It is a festival that comes from a culture of struggle, of resistance. Our culture, queer and trans culture, pride culture, is a beautiful and exciting rainbow sparkle fest, but also has…

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If the transparent sees their shadow? Will revolution come in an early spring?

I’ve been relatively silent in this stream for a number of months now. Huge changes unfolded over those months, including important perspective shifts and closing of chapters that had served their time. There has been grief, transition, experimentation, re-starting and stripping down to the basics.   I spent a period of time putting a degree…

Magically Delicious (a post about the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy)

People have been asking me, pretty much every time I go out in public, “So how’s the pregnancy going?”. I’ve discussed this with other parents before about how once we venture into this whole process, the ways that we are vessels trump everything else about who we may have been. Good friends have shared with…

Turned Up

Working in harm reduction I have heard people describe certain substances in a way that they “turn up the experience.” Some drugs will synergistically turn up the effects of others, while other substances have the ability to turn up the experience of the music, the lights, the emotions. Sometimes this amplification is a desired and…