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Turning Three

Today is Snappy’s third birthday. And let me tell you he is an exhausting delight. It’s been a while since I did an update about how he’s doing – and in turn, I guess how we are doing – as...

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Three Reasons Families Should Go To Pride

With homophobic attacks on the rise, transphobia a daily occurrence in the media and protests outside schools over books featuring two mums, Pride is more important than ever. More than ever it’s important that families go to Pride, events. That...

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Self Harm Scars In The Summer

Content/Trigger Warning for self-harm, including a picture of my scars further down. Sometimes I am very aware of my self harm scars. How could I not be? They represent ten years of the worst of my mental health. Ten years...

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Our London Trip

We took a trip to London, to see Snappy’s nanna and papa who flew over from New Jersey and also his godmother – auntie Mel and meet uncle Peter. It’s a pretty easy journey, but it’s been a while since...

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June Word Count

10,839 Better than last month but no where near what I would like for a month, and less than I would’ve liked for last month. I started June off really well, hit my word count every day for the first...

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Bi-erasure Is Dangerous

Bi-erasure is an insidious thing. It directly causes biphobia, something that’s not exclusive cishet people but something done by the LGTQ community too. And it’s everywhere, from the reactions to strangers on the street (or at PRIDE events) to the...

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Why I Only Write Queer Characters

Sometime last year I stopped writing cishet characters and focused all my writing on queer ones. It was definitely a conscious decision. I was writing less and less cishet characters anyway, maybe subconsciously, I’m not sure. More femslash, more non-binary...

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Raising a Genderfull Kid

I’m trying to raise a tiny human. It’s not an easy ride, but then parenting never is. It’s hard for everyone for different reasons, for me it’s a mix of mental health problems and trying to raise a kid encumbered...