Tangled: An Author, Her Work, and Her Opinions

The Internet is ablaze at the moment with polarized views of author J. K. Rowling, who, over the course of the past few months has gone from nearly universally beloved to an icon of evil in the minds of many. The issue that has caused this reversal: her comments on gender transitioning, specifically of youngContinue reading “Tangled: An Author, Her Work, and Her Opinions”

Open Letter To J.K. Rowling July 2020

Dear Ms. Rowling, I’ve seen your tweets expressing concerns around gender transition, and I’ve read your essay on your website. Twitter not being the place for nuance, I understand your frustrations. I do want to address some of what you’ve been saying–especially since you’re doubling down on this issue. First, I want to address yourContinue reading “Open Letter To J.K. Rowling July 2020”

Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation

This entry will be updated on occasion with podcast recommendations on LGBTQ+ affirmation. If you prefer to read about such issues, check out my recommended reading list here. Faith and Feminism – LGBTQ+ with Jacquie Alexander https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-79-lgbtq/id1438368947?i=1000471431402An interview on one of my favourite podcasts, Faith & Feminism with Jacquie Alexander, a bisexual woman, on herContinue reading “Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation”

Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality

Hi all! The intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality has long been an area of interest to me–especially given my fascination with the politics of gender and sexuality that I took several courses in during my university days. I thought I’d put together the most current version of my recommended reading list with notes onContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality”

Star Wars and Sexuality: Weighing in on the Lando Pansexual Controversy

Star Wars and Star Trek are different in a lot of ways, but one of the things they have in common is a healthy degree of sexuality. I say healthy because they achieve that rare status in fiction of sexuality being present and acknowledged but not overly dwelled on. Recently, Jon Kasdan made a commentContinue reading “Star Wars and Sexuality: Weighing in on the Lando Pansexual Controversy”

"I Wish I Were A Woman": On Gender, Destiny, and Allyship

I was watching the Oscars this past Sunday night and had just finished cheering on the Best Actress recipient when Jimmy Kimmel said a line, easily missed, but which caught my attention: “I wish I were a woman”. This line caught my attention because at various points in my life I have wrestled with thisContinue reading “"I Wish I Were A Woman": On Gender, Destiny, and Allyship”