Derek Newman-Stille, eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner for Speculating Canada, encouraged me to write this post. So, it's all their fault. 😉 Actually, I'm glad they did nudge me to do this because the strangest thing happened to me five years ago. I saw a Uhura doll online, and for some reason, after decades of …
I had a lovely two weeks off, relaxing with the husband unit during our stay-cation. So much dessert, so much retail therapy. Good times. But now STUFF is about to happen. Because of my super-amazing beta readers from heaven, I received all the comments, and I'm ready to roll with preparing the submission draft of The …
Because I hadn’t planned to get published originally, I wrote without limits or expecting anyone to read it. So, I went down a few roads that I wanted to explore:
Discrimination against LGBTQIA people by para-religious organisations.
Truly gracious spirituality versus religiosity.
Gender fluidity and changing preconceived gender roles.
Diversity in sexuality.
Dealing with disability.
Chasing fantasy to the exclusion of those who truly love you.
When I was in school and even early on in my career as a technical writer, using they as a singular pronoun meant being tied to the rack or put in the stocks until you chose he or she instead. As a result, my brain was conditioned to think in a horribly binary way. Many …