A new page

Coming to the end of the decade, I find myself reflecting on the last ten to fifteen years. How far I’ve come! Honestly, I hardly recognize myself from the photos I found of even ten years ago. From feminine to masculine, from she to they, from...

Coming Out

As a girl growing up, I always knew that I was attracted to girls. I just had no reason to believe that I was different than anyone else in that respect. I was raised in a fairly conservative Christian community, and the spectrum of sexualities and genders that a...

Support without acceptance

It’s easy to confuse someone occupying space in the world with them asking you to be in that space. What I mean is: just because queer and trans folks want to be recognized and respected, doesn’t mean we think that in order to be respected, other people have to...

To answer the question: “Do you still sing?”

“Do you still sing?”This is the question on everyone’s lips when they see me light up about inclusion in technology, accessible design, and artificial intelligence. They saw me doggedly pursue a career in classical singing; they loved my voice, my...

Vulnerability Magic: One Year Sober

One year ago today, I took my last drink.I had spent 10 years of my life drinking almost every day, 5 years of hiding how much I drank, 2 years telling myself that I wouldn’t drink that night and failing, and 1 month of almost succeeding at quitting, only to fall back...

When fear is the appropriate response to money

Everyone’s thinking about how to thrive, how to live, or how to pay the rent and keep from going hungry. Those who care about the current anti-oppression human rights discourse also see the connection between the authority of capitalism and oppression of those on the...