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
Include Better is hiring a part-time administrative assistant! We’ve also posted this to several cities’ Craigslist pages, but it occurred to me that I should also post to my blog about this momentous occasion and important opportunity. 🙂 … More Include Better is Hiring!
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
Content warnings: rape, trauma, sexism, gaslighting, harassment, intimidation, stalking, and general asshattery of a group of people in general and one rapist in particular. This is really long, and I am sorry, but it is mostly depressing. I know why my rapist wins. TL;DR: After a few years of intimidation and stalking behavior that drove … More Why I’m Not At Arisia Anymore: My Rapist is President. Again.
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
Hello, friends. Are you thinking about the Alabama election and feeling some feelings? Astonished by how close the vote was, despite one candidate literally helping bring down the KKK and the opposite candidate openly wistful for slavery in America? Have you been realizing how few Black women you listen to, read, or even know? … More Listen to Black Women.
If society is unclear on the concept of “girl” not being “adult human” … society realllllly doesn’t know what to say about people who aren’t aligned with the gender binary (people whose gender isn’t male or female). … More More People Terminology
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