Callie

  • The Right Can’t Meme (and this is why)

    It’s commonly said that the right can’t meme. When it comes to transphobes, they tend to have one joke: I identify as (whatever it is this time). Not all conservatives are transphobic, and not all transphobes are conservative, but generally most transphobes are conservatives, and it’s a good example of the ways the right can’t…

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  • Crossdressers Are Not Trans (unless they are, obviously)

    I’m no Heimdall, and gatekeeping sucks. It does, I get that. I hate being gatekeepery. But I hate it even more when cross-dressing cis men claim to be the same as me. Fuck that, fuck them. Garfunkel and Oates Look, I’ve nothing against cross-dressing. Hell, I did it when I was a confused little egg…

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  • The Truth About Truscum (CW: Transphobia)

    The Truescum subreddit is an interesting place. It has this nice little definition of truescum over there. Going by this, I could easily see myself as a transmedicalist – I believe non-binary people exist (but this says some truescum believe that), I believe in gender euphoria (but this says some truescum believe that) “plenty of…

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  • Looking for Potential Sensitivity Readers

    I have a 103000 word finished novel. It has been through 2 rounds of beta reading, and I’ve had 2 critique partners. I’ve been querying it for over a year with no interest. At this point I am strongly considering indie publishing. I hadn’t bothered with sensitivity reads because an agent told me the publisher…

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  • We Didn’t Start The Fire

    It’s the first of the month again 🙂 This month’s poem isn’t a poem – it’s a song. In 2020 I rewrote Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire” and updated it to reflect on everything happening that year. Enjoy Obama Gate, Bunker Boy, Kim Jong Un, fake death ploy Trump’s Impeachment, Boris Johnson, Covid…

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