I’ve been musing about my employment situation over on Facebook. Trying out some alternative delivery formats for my writing.
Last year, a call went out for trans writers to submit essays to an anthology about trans people on the Internet. I submitted a couple ideas, had one approved, and wrote it. Before I received any editorial feedback, however, the project was unfortunately cancelled. I have considered submitting it elsewhere, but ultimately I think it’s … Continue reading Weal and Woe: Being Transgender on the Internet
The last few months have been harried. My schedule, such as it is, has been chaotic. Meaningful full-time employment continues to elude me (there are too many English majors and not enough jobs out there) leaving me working long hours of brain-numbing underemployment, and writing time continues to suffer as a result. My diet is … Continue reading Rewriting the Plot
Just a quick update this time, to let you all know that a new episode of Skeptoid dropped this week with my name on it. It’s about Cattle Mutilations, and it’s the fourth of my eight guest turns for the show. I’m pleased with the new episode. I think I’ve finally found a good balance … Continue reading New Skeptoid Episode: Cattle Mutilations
Wow. Where did February go? Can’t believe it’s March 1 already, nor that I didn’t post a thing here for almost the entire month. The first part of 2015 will definitely not go down in my personal record books as one of the best times of my life. Money/employment continues to be a huge struggle, … Continue reading March Update
So something interesting and unexpected has happened: Transgender Science is coming back. For those who weren’t around: in 2013 I started a Tumblr blog where I intended to blog about science and health issues of interest to transgender people. At the time I envisioned myself being a science journalist, doing research, writing long articles, etc. … Continue reading Resurrecting Transgender Science
I do not read Magic: the Gathering fiction normally. I don’t know who the Mardu are, I’ve never learned of the naming rituals of orcs, and I have no idea why the brood of the Kolaghan is on the attack. But I do know good fiction when I read it, and the M:tG short story “The Truth of Names” … Continue reading Go Read This M:tG Story
Trying to get back in the writing habit this month, and it’s been a struggle. Inspiration is a fickle things influenced by too many random variables, and the random variables have not been coming up in my favor since Christmas. As it turns out, writing is somewhere higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy than is the … Continue reading Tara’s back!
I had a new episode of Skeptoid release recently, and it’s happened again: I’m getting shitty comments about my voice. I have been misgendered. I have been told I don’t sound “natural.” I have been compared to one of the Venture Brothers. In short, let’s just say that this week has not been a good … Continue reading A Statement About My Voice
It’s my first Christmas as Alison, and in many ways I have never been happier. The blog has died down in recent weeks, but I’m not stressing about it. I’ve been doing a lot of writing, both over at Wattpad and in a private writing group where I’m blazing on a novel. It feels good. … Continue reading Ali’s First Christmas