Responsibility

I feel like I have a lot of responsibilities nowadays. Rather, I feel like I have new responsibilities. I've always had to deal with work, taking care of my cat, my body (hydrate or diedrate!). But nowadays, I have more going on. Sure, there's the element of representation; I'm trans, and I need to think [...]

Blankness

Hey there! I'm going to keep this short, as I've been dealing with a lot of things both in the world and my brain, so topics for a blog entry have been eluding me. I guess you could say this is writer's block. Odd, really, it's often fairly simple to write about things in my [...]

Reflections on the Dreaming

This past weekend I travelled to Atlantic City to experience Changeling: Waking Dreams. The event is based on Changeling: the Dreaming by White Wolf, a game about fae beings trying to survive, trapped in human hosts in the mundane world. A confession: I've never played nor even read Dreaming. I've heard friends say many good [...]

Uncomfortable Feelings

CW: Judaism negativity, childhood trauma, ancestry, organized religion, mental health, Holocaust mention So first, a disclaimer: I am speaking entirely about myself and my own feelings here. This post is not intended to reflect anyone else's relationship with Judaism or other religions. Okay, so. Background. I grew up Orthodox Jewish, which is a very intense [...]

Visibility & Empowerment

Today is Trans Day of Visibility. One year ago, I was in a bunk bed in Denmark, lonely and exhausted, and I posted something briefly to Facebook about being trans before passing out. I woke up to huge amount of support (mostly), and felt really good about myself. My exposure was empowering. Before that moment, [...]

Spirals and Wells

CW: Mental health, depression. I suffer from depression. It's not a fun experience, let me assure you. I'm not really going to go into what depression is, since I assume you, random Internet person, vaguely know about it, assuming you don't have it yourself. It's awful. So often I find myself looking to do something [...]

Books n’ Things

So I've mentioned a lot in the way of books. I actually have started reading a lot since I came out as queer, looking to discover more of my new heritage and history. I haven't really come up with any major discoveries or anything, though I've found some really good thoughts. I've explored areas touching [...]

Other People’s Shoes

So, I'm going to talk about something I shockingly haven't really talked about here yet. LARP! Or immersive things! If you're like "hey Echo y'all are cool and amazing and pretty sexy and all but I don't know what that is!" Well... I'm going to blatantly copy someone: Live Action Roleplaying is a mix of [...]

A Thousand Faces

Recently, I've been feeling my identity become more fluid. Just to be clear, I'm genderqueer and non-binary, not moving towards any binary identities. However, in thinking about how to explain my gender I've started to figure out that it wildly varies within the vast universe of "other". Another thing I've been pondering is how to [...]