The Convert Monologues

Everyone loves a convert — I mean, as long as they convert to your "side," right? Well, probably. For everyone else, it's an unfathomable treason. I read a memoir recently by a woman named Rosaria Butterfield entitled Confessions of an Unlikely Convert. She tells her story of being a lesbian women's studies and English professor for years… Continue reading The Convert Monologues

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Putting Faces to Names

Those who puts themselves "out there" in a public sphere must share at least one concern — identity. In other words, Who You Are and What You Represent. In a less existential way, we may also share the more practical concern of "what if someone out there knows me?" To those who do make-up tutorials on YouTube… Continue reading Putting Faces to Names

#OneMonthOneStory

So you've heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) — what about #OneMonthOneStory? Probably not — I just made it up. (It'll be a hashtag sensation, soon, just wait.) As some of us may know, NaNoWriMo can be brutal and life gets busy. After a few years of trying, I think it's time to admit… Continue reading #OneMonthOneStory