Stay Alive

I am gender nonconforming. I tried writing this blogpost over and over again in different ways, starting with different stories, taking different tones, but in the end I just needed to say it. I have never felt the categories of "male" or "female" fully encapsulated who I am. As a child, I idolized Amelia Earhart, … Continue reading Stay Alive

Choking on Forced Laughter

I love laughing. I do it frequently and loudly, with a laugh some friends have described as a bark. I have laughed outside restaurants with such force that people from inside looked to see what was the matter. Often people say they knew I was in the building because they heard my laugh. Heck, just … Continue reading Choking on Forced Laughter