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How Cosplaying a Barbie as Reva Sevander is Helping Me Through Childhood Trauma

CN: mentions of mental health, violence against children, trauma I’m 53 years old. Recently, I’ve experienced a triggering that brought me back right into the scene of events that were supremely not okay when I was a teenager. So, in case anyone tries to gaslight you with “Oh, that happened so long ago, why are …

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ID: Screenshot of my title page that says (Season One) Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! by Cait Gordon

You beta believe I needed those readers!

Last week, I did a thing! I submitted Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space! to the wonderful Renaissance, who has been the publisher of my previous novels and the anthologies I’ve co-edited. It was a supremely big deal for me to get to the submission stage because my brain has been greatly affected from …

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2020, A Year I Examine With Hindsight

There is an expression I often use in therapy: “My life is equal parts awful and awesome. As long as the awesome is really awesome, it wins.” To be completely honest, though, it’s difficult for me to write this post because I'm currently managing a depression. Still, sometimes it’s good to examine one’s life, even …

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Tale of a Swirly Girly

Update: I am still Swirly but now identify as abrosexual! Heya! I'm freshly 51 years old, and I announced a thing on social media this week: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1296435437137997826 My way of announcing that I'm cryptosexual, by saying "It me" and adding a heart with the flag colours of yellow, salmon/coral, mauve/lilac, and greyish-brown. Cue the crickets... …

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A Disabled/ Deaf/ Neurodivergent Crew Tears Through Space

I'm keeping the details of my new WIP close to my chest because I just want to immerse myself in crafting the first draft. However, I can say that this space opera promises to be a lot of fun. To date, I've mapped the "writing prompts" for each episode of Iris and the Crew Tear …

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Noola schooled me in ’Cosm. Xax did in The Stealth Lovers!

I feel my characters in these microcosms are always trying to tell me something about myself. When I was drafting Life in the ’Cosm, I was #DisabledAndAlone, so not in community with other Disabled folks. I was frightened, completely unsure about my future. I had been a runner and worked out regularly. Then fibromyalgia pummeled …

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