Category Archives: feminism

Dawkins, Shingles, a Penknife, and Pickled Mango/Ginger

The other day, I wrote a post on how valuing intentions can be a radically compassionate act. I’ve written too in a previous post about how Christmastime has been generally a very beautiful and meaningful time for me, and how reclaiming … Continue reading

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Valuing Intentions: A Radically Compassionate Act

Update: I have written a companion piece to this post, describing practical ways in which valuing intentions have manifested in my own life. You can find it here. So often in social justice movements, I see this chant being leveled … Continue reading

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Pretty Men Stone Lady

Part 1 I looked in my sister’s face and found my reflection, the one I had crawled out of somewhere last year, The shell  on the other side of the room, I carry her with me, the carcass, the carapace still venom … Continue reading

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Pneumothorax and Pleural Effusion

Never forget that the hurt you cause others will ultimately be yours to carry. If you plant hurt, like seeds in people, light, like pebbles, like insects burrowing under their skin, feeding on their flesh, then know that these seeds grow into … Continue reading

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On “Poky Man”, Children, and Adult Insecurity

Remember when adults said “poky man” to children, and in a way that always made kids feel embarrassed or weirded out, or roll their eyes? And kids would respond “Gawwwd, it’s not ‘poky man’, it’s pokémon!” And adults would laugh … Continue reading

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Bi Erasure, Straight-Passing, and Str8ness – Part 1

***If sharing this article, or the concept Str8ness/being Str8 as described here, please cite and credit Kshyama (that’d be me, the author), and link the blog where you found it (that’d be this one)*** I’ve seen this argument go around … Continue reading

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How to not lose, or regain, your account with a “false” name on Facebook

Yesterday, I wrote about how someone had reported me on Facebook for using a fake name, and why you should never ever report anyone for using a fake name on Facebook. Today, I want to share some tips and strategies … Continue reading

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8 Reasons you should never report someone on Facebook for using a false name

(If you’ve lost access to your account due to being reported for a “fake” name, please see How to not lose, or regain, your account with a “false” name on Facebook) Recently, my account was deactivated because, I was told, there … Continue reading

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कर्म

“People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools. They fall into endless space.[…] They can’t tell good from evil. […]To attain enlightenment without seeing your nature is impossible. Still others … Continue reading

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A Witch’s (Dis)closure

She said to me, “Well you see, I save my kisses for special men.”

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