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love letter

Hello, reader–how are you doing?  I made a video that’s a love letter to my homegirl.  Maybe you would like to watch it too.  I needed to tell her a few things about gender, beauty, God, transness, parts, and how she’s unconditionally valid. If you watch it, I hope you enjoy.  I made it on… Read More »

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what to do with freedom once we have it

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I’m thinking about what to do with freedom once we have it.  A lot of people are miserable, working for pay or not.  On a park-maintained path or off-roading. I’m happy to have freedom.  I’m unfortunate to be disabled, but very fortunate to have a life without paid working.  Freedom… Read More »

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bunny

Hello, reader.  How are you?  Ming and I did a river trail trash cleanup with our housemate.  I agonized over whether to go.  River cleanups are my values, but I didn’t know if I had the physical or social stamina.  We stopped at a chocolate shop afterward and bought a present for Bunny. Here is… Read More »

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gender over time

Hello, reader.  How are you?  How’s your gender?  A good friend told me they were curious how my thoughts have changed about gender over time.  So I’ll try writing about it. gender over time When I was a kid, I went to church and school.  The teacher would call us “boys and girls.”  This was… Read More »

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my name and pronouns

Dear reader, how are you?  A friend and I were talking about their name and pronouns.  Kindly, they asked about mine too.  I wanted to share with you about my name and pronouns lately. They can change at any time. This post is partly an email I sent my caring friend. easier name I think… Read More »

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a lot to feel

“When you look at someone’s life and see things that they can’t see, sometimes that can hurt a lot,” I said.  “I’m not sure why.” This morning I was crying. “What’s wrong?” Ming asked, half asleep. “Not sure anything’s wrong,” I said.  Death, loss, miscommunication, vulnerability, time, fear, the fragility of bodies.  “There’s just a… Read More »

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what you could do for me

Hello, how are you doing?  It’s my birthday!  I’m so glad to be alive.  Thank you contributing to my survival.  I was thinking about what you could do for me, should you care to give some blessing gift or support my projects. These are my main projects. art making, including art embroidery writing–zines and blogs… Read More »

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exciting things

“What exciting things do you like to do for fun?” the man asked me.  He was a new friend in community, giving me the chance to speak about myself. My mind was a blank, trying to see my life in terms of this new friend and his values.  Survival, I thought.  That was all that… Read More »

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scriptures

“Do you read any kind of scriptures?” my friend in Montana asked. Wow, scriptures.  Like the Bible.  The Gita?  Sutras?  I sing a song Ya Devi often which has lyrics from a holy book called the Chandi. “No, not lately,” I said.  “But I pray, do ritual, dance, sing.   I listen to Mother Earth and… Read More »

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adoption is not the solution

This instagram post about how adoption is not the solution and the deep wounds adoption causes blew my mind.  Please take a look at what this adoptee has to say. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lisa Olivera (@_lisaolivera) Previously I’d believed adoption can be a beautiful, caring handoff with minimal pain. … Read More »