This isn’t a new concept. Epic poetry has been calling to gods and muses for centuries. However, the nuance is in a lack of spiritual power attached to that character. The Poetic God is a trope to which I address my existential idiosyncrasies. This God exists only in my writing as a thematic apostrophe linked to all the other poems that address a god. For someone that believes in a higher power, my lines may resonate for them as a genuinely religious exhortation. I encourage that. For me, their poetry referencing a religious god becomes my Poetic God.Read More
Queerness poses a special problem in the office because it’s about more than just being different. It stands as a disruption to a complacent "normal" that’s all too filled with sexist, racist or classist underpinnings. The corporate workplace seems to be predicated on a uniformity of style and sense of productivity. Does success in that corporate realm come at the expense of queerness?Read More
I didn't know any women who were gay or bisexual. I didn't know who to turn to for advice.Read More
We’re basically saying, as a company, we’re recognizing that everybody’s having sex, it’s always been happening. We think that everyone should continue to do it and talk about it in a really healthy way so that you can enjoy it more, not feel ashamed, not feel embarrassed, and really just enjoy yourself. That’s our philosophy.Read More
My recent obsession with comic books may inconvenience my wallet, but has visually opened colorful, grandiloquent worlds for me. Already one of my favorite comic book publishers—Image Comics—recently released their collection of “Image Firsts” comics, reprints of popular and iconic comics for only $1 each. Among these is the first issue of my latest obsession: The Wicked + The Divine.
With a name like Everyone is Gay, you can expect that this advice blog is adamant about using wit to turn compulsory heterosexuality on its head. And that’s exactly what it does. With co-founders Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid at the helm, EveryoneIsGay.com offers advice on LGBTQIA topics, whether the asker identifies as part of the community or not.Read More