Because I have event-organizing experience, I have sometimes been involved in coordinating the funerals of friends who are trans. I want to share some of my thoughts on how to do this well. … More Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms at the Funeral
Science fiction and fantasy (SFF) fandom is having a conversation about accessibility again. It could be great to have accessibility conversations right now — especially in this moment of a global pandemic that’s disabling so many people — if fandom weren’t currently stuck in echoes from a decade ago. We’re having 2013-level conversations again. Probably … More How About That Accessibility, Huh?
A recent workshop participant of mine said something along the lines of the following: “I’m not comfortable giving the pronouns I really want to use right now if other people might decide to use them outside of the workshop.” … More A Note About Pronouns, Introductions, and Safety
I will be giving a free Impostor Syndrome Workshop at the Cincinnati Public Library this week! It will be on Wednesday from noon to 3 or 4 pm (length of time is impacted by attendees) in the Clifton branch of the library. Here is the poster for the workshop at the library. I’m also available … More Impostor Syndrome Workshops in Cincinnati
It’s been around three years since Riley Hanson and I began working on Include Better together. Riley moved on to other projects some time ago, but I’ve continued working part-time on IB. This little LLC (which will hopefully grow up to be a benefit corporation someday) is how I give talks and workshops on issues … More Update on My Work: Include Better and Science Fiction Projects
October 16th, 2019 is International Pronouns Day! I’m on the board of the IPD endeavor, this year, and want to share a few resources and links I am particularly excited about … … More International Pronouns Day 2019: Internat’l Resources
October 17th was International Pronouns Day! I tweeted a thread about my pronouns and gender presentation here. I’ve been thinking a lot about the evolution of my understanding of my gender, over the past few years. You can see some of it in the photos in my Twitter thread. You can also see a bit … More My Pronouns and International Pronoun Day
In terms of creating an inclusive event, a supportive environment in which everyone feels and (hopefully) is able to participate, there are many things that people can do to to set the tone and set everyone up for success. Here are some of my suggestions for moderators and panelists. Before the Panel If you’re the … More Moderator & Panelist Tips for a More Inclusive Event
I travel with relative frequency. In just one month, I might be found in the US, Finland, the UK, and China. In fact, that was my September last year. … More What Does Crystal Do?
A bit about my work in China to increase translations of SFF between English and Chinese… … More Translation is Betrayal