Book Review: A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex

This book is a lot of things: it’s a romance, it has fantastical elements, it has relatively believable and likable characters – but it is, to put it nicely, a hot mess. A Knight to Remember, by Bridget Essex, is a book that is at least up front about how ridiculous it is.  Simply read … Continue reading Book Review: A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex

Book Review: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson.

Have you ever had someone tell you “I use They/Them pronouns” and you’re not sure how to use those pronouns?  Or are you a non-binary, gender-queer, or gender-nonconforming individual who needs help explaining your pronouns to others?  Or are you someone who understands pronouns but wants to be a better ally for their friends, family, … Continue reading Book Review: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson.

Queerblr Wednesdays Commencing July 4th!

I’m Not Dead, I Swear. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been well over a year since I’ve done literally anything with The Queerblr.  I’m so sorry! I had grandiose intentions with this blog and have completely fallen flat on following through with them.  Let’s have a fresh start, shall we? I’ve relocated to Washington, and … Continue reading Queerblr Wednesdays Commencing July 4th!

First Impressions: Ghost in the Shell – Live Action Movie

Sitting in our local movie theatre with my father, who is too tall for the tiny rowed seats, we both tried to not completely dismiss every single movie trailer prior to our film of choice for the evening (with the bad trailers to preface the movie, I shouldn’t have been surprised that my father’s taste … Continue reading First Impressions: Ghost in the Shell – Live Action Movie

Dear America (RE: 2016 Presidential Election)…

November 9, 2016 I cried while driving in to work today. I had to call a friend who works in the same building to come outside and calm me down and we cried together and hugged in the parking lot. I cried at my desk. I cried in the bathroom. I cried on my drive … Continue reading Dear America (RE: 2016 Presidential Election)…

Suddenly Curvy: Looking at Mass Effect’s EDI through Queer Theory

“I will take [this body] to the bridge. Joker will want to see it.”                             ~ EDI, Mass Effect 3   There’s a fire in the AI core. Commander Shepard, the main protagonist of the Mass Effect trilogy, runs to find that … Continue reading Suddenly Curvy: Looking at Mass Effect’s EDI through Queer Theory

Love Won a Year Ago

This piece was originally published for the Juneau Empire, June 26, 2016. But I feel like it belongs here, too. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my phone buzz on my desk, the message previewing: “love won” in all caps, accompanied with an unreasonable amount of exclamation marks. I was mid-sentence in an email at … Continue reading Love Won a Year Ago