Q: What are you currently working on?

I manage a blog called “Let’s Queer Things Up!” I write about topics primarily relating to feminism, mental health advocacy, and LGBTQIA rights. To date, this has been one of my most successful writing projects; the blog has readers in countries all over the world, on nearly every continent (except Antarctica — penguins are a tough audience to reach).

I’ve also begun writing articles for Everyday Feminism, one of the most popular independent feminist media websites in the world. I am immensely proud to be a part of this important work. Their mission is to “to help people heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism.”

Lastly, I’m a Content Writer/Curator over at The Body Is Not An Apology, an international movement and platform committed to radical self love and body empowerment. “The Body is Not An Apology fosters global, radical, unapologetic self love,” the mission statement reads, “which translates to radical human love and action in service toward a more just, equitable, and compassionate world.” TBINAA has had a real impact in my life, and I am proud to be joining the team as a writer and curator.

In my spare time, I’m working on my first book, a memoir that explores my journey with bipolar disorder. I also have a huge number of side projects with other organizations, artists, and writers. I like to stay busy!

 

Q: Will you speak at my event/university/house party/parade?

I would love to! Email me at SDFwriting@gmail.com.

 

Q: Can I interview you for an article/school project/thing?

Email me with information about what you’re writing, and we can discuss how to move forward! I will generally ask to see the questions in advance.

 

Q: Your bio says that you are transgender. What does this mean?

I do not identify with the gender I was assigned at birth. This is an umbrella term that means many different things to different folks. For me, this means that I am not a woman nor a man.

I identify as genderqueer. Androgynous or transmasculine, maybe, is the best way to describe me. Since I am transmasculine, I opt for masculine pronouns (he/him/his).

If you aren’t familiar with these concepts, a good place to start would be reading more about the word “genderqueer” on Wikipedia.

 

Q: What is your educational background?

I don’t necessarily think the credentials are super important, but people ask pretty often, so here: I possess two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan-Dearborn; one in Anthropology, and the other in Women’s & Gender Studies. I also received my Writing Certificate from UM-D.

As of Fall 2014, I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Creative Writing at Mills College in Oakland, California. My studies, both undergraduate and graduate, have always been connected by a deep interest in social justice and theory, as well as the intersections of art and activism.

 

Q: What kinds of things do you write?

Creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, memoir, and I also really enjoy writing articles about a whole variety of political issues.

 

Q: Can I pay you to write ______?

That depends on what you’re looking for! Business inquiries can be sent to SDFwriting@gmail.com.

 

Q: Can I pay you to edit _____?

See above!

 

Q: I have a great idea for an anthology/project/thing that I’d love for you to be involved with.

Awesome sauce! Please email me with more information!

 

Have a question? Email SDFwriting@gmail.com, and it may be answered here!