I'm a writer, a poet, & a zine-maker. My writing spans various personal topics about abuse, growing up in conservative Christianity, and being queer.
I write because coming out of a repressive & abusive home was an assertaion of self, a direct defiance of what I'd been taught was true--true about God, true about the world, true about my family, true about me. I was fighting against not only flesh & blood, but against a story with such power & consensus, it defined the way I saw the world & its meaning. But now I'm telling my own story, reclaiming both my body & my mind, wrenching myself out of the hands that held me, out of the "love that would not let me go."
My current work in progress about this is a memoir titled, "The Wrong Kind of Testimony."
“The heart of being a radical isn’t knowing all the right books, it isn’t about kings over the sea or the parliament over in the capital. It’s… looking at the world around you and seeing the things that make you sick to your stomach with anger. The things there’s no point making a fuss about because that’s just the way the world is, and always was and always will be. And then it means getting good and angry about it anyway, and kickin’ up a hurricane. Because nothing is writ across the sky to say the world must be this way. A tree can grow two hundred years, and look like it’ll last a thousand more - but when lightning strikes at last, it burns.” -Francis Hardinge, Fly Trap