Just finished Sara Novic's _True Biz_. I loved the mixed cast of characters (adults and YAs), I loved the mix of Deaf, deaf, and hearing characters, I really loved the ASL lessons (which Novic managed to make function both as supplemental plot *and* education). I think it's a great introduction to Deaf culture for a (white) hearing person and I'm grateful to everyone who made it happen. Also, so much of it was just super fun! :)

Dear Anger, I Know You're Exhausted

but today is really the day to storm the castle, tear down the battlements, chuck the rubble at foes and representatives alike, because how much longer are you going to have, spinning tizzies and whirling planet-wide cyclones, until they come for the body that houses you and drug beat break you into compliance?

May we all soon go about as our real selves and take joy in it, saying, yes, yes, to whatever we are.' — Carol Emshwiller

" all o’ we have something we wish

we could take a claw out the back pocket for."

I have a poem in the latest issue of @UncannyMagazine, starring my very favourite vessel of rage.


I’m thinking of the goodwill nonblack folks are extending to Black creatives and all I can think about is Danez Smith’s ‘Dinosaurs in the Hood’, and I want every nonblack creative industry person with their DMs open to think about this poem: youtu.be/nJwiOTeKDOQ

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What did the big flower say to the littler flower? Hi, bud!

want to feel old? the Triassic period started closer to the Cambrian than to today

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~ Anne Lamott

I'm teaching summer school for high schoolers and their sex ed curriculum is decidedly lacking in queer/gender topics. (as-in, there's none. Nada. Zilch. Zero).

I'm aiming to fix that.

Please help me best teach the babies what we weren't taught by filling out this survey. :)

Please boost!


I still need a lot of help to make it to Worldcon 2019 in Dublin! You can help me out a lot by picking up my narrative roleplaying game bundle for $5 or more, or by donating via Ko-Fi! Thank you so much!


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I'm raising money to help pay for gender affirming surgery I just found out will be nearly $5000 after insurance. If you are able please consider donating. Boosts appreciated


I’m in the Guardian! Much thanks to @paularilindo@instagram.com for allowing me to ramble at length about Caribbean science fiction and fantasy, FIYAH, the World Science Fiction Convention, and my upcoming show !

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

i'm wanna lift things up i like today

if you are organizing a co-op or a cooperatively managed group you need to know the work of Cooperation Jackson. They are literally leading the way that social transformation and collective action can work together. they literally wrote down everything they are doing, and it's incredibly inspirational:

Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi


from birbsite: 


The @fiyahlitmag@twitter.com Hugo Meetup fund is at arm’s length from $2K! Help the FIYAH team meet each other for the first time & celebrate our Hugo nomination!

Donate here: fiyahlitmag.com/the-hugo-meetu

people don't talk about it often, but the sanitary revolution had a lot more of an impact on people's quality of life than it's given credit for. plumbing, water filtration, germ theory, these are all arguably more important pillars to modern civilization than most industries or economics.

It's just not terribly glorious to celebrate the toilet as a symbol of safety and prosperity.

Me: ... so shame inflicted on him by his peers is the only thing that motivates him.
David: Shame inflicted on me by my peers is the only thing that motivates *me*. Sadly—
Me: Oh god I know where this is going.
David: —I have no peers.
Me: It went there.


Me: Where do you get your internet if you have no peers?
David: my router has peers.

Hey friends

It's a new week

Let's be good to each other

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Evokers’ Pact is a small game about powerful magic users diving into dreams to defeat weird abominations who turn nightmares into reality and feast on human despair.

Does that appeal to you? Get a copy here:


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