Staying in touch

Hey, y’all.  I’m still here, still genderqueer…

I’ve been working on a sexy story the past couple of days based on a prompt by Roxy:  Service Station.  I thought it’d be a hot and heavy quickie, but once I started telling the story, it pulled a switch and started telling me.  I am letting it develop in it’s own time, but I should have something out by the end of the week.

I’m also marinating on my experiences at Butch Voices and all of the threads of exploration that has stirred up.  I’m working toward a better understanding of my various privileges and how they have contributed to where I am, as well as the areas where I’ve had to battle oppression, and how that’s influenced my path.

I’ve also been thinking about how I want to communicate about my gender to the world.  Should I start coming out to everyone?  Only the important people?  What would coming out look like and would I ever be done?  How do I write stories with authentic genderqueer characters?  How should I write to describe my experience, and will it ‘come across’ to readers without me having to include a primer on gender non-conforming identities?  How can I take all of this and bundle it into a body of work that can contribute to communication, education and social justice?

So much to think about, so much to be motivated by and I’ve still got my day job to consider.

That’s it for now, just wanted y’all to know I’m doing well, busy and buzzing.  Hope y’all are doing well, too.

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