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A Witch’s Wish

You hurtful creature. I smile now, on the subway, red seats cushioning my memories in a small red pouch that I will leave behind in six – no fivestops. I smile and I wish you – all of you – stocky, brown bo(d)y … 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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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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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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A Good Spell

At the core of every good lie, and every good spell, is a kernel of truth.

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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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Disclosure and Stigma

The following is a post that I’ve adapted from a comment I left on a Facebook thread about forcing disclosure of people living with herpes, in the acting industry where kissing is a norm.  It was a valuable conversation and … Continue reading

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On the Radical Notion of Being Romantically Unlovable

I fell in love earlier this year. My time with this person was short – 2 months once you filter out the “pre-dating” period of like 2 weeks and the “oh shit this is ending” period of 2 weeks at … Continue reading

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Good Day

On a good day, I think about how little you loved me and how much I loved you, and I feel only gratitude for having known you at all. On a good day, there is no intestine twisting shame in … Continue reading

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Fragments

1. Montreal sits in my mouth, memories taste like green summer grass and clear blue water fountains 2. I remember your thighs; they were brown, strong lines, like mine, I thought, and I was (partly) right. 3. Shame is the kind … Continue reading

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