The pride we feel over [Jeremy Lin’s] accomplishments is deeply personal...– “A Question of Identity: The headline, the tweet, and the unfair significance of Jeremy Lin” by Jay Caspian Kang
Write like a motherfucker →
This Dear Sugar column was posted in 2010 but I hadn’t read it until today. Such a great essay! This could be my autobiography!
I’ve had librarians say to me, “People in my school don’t agree with...– David Levithan - Supporting Gay Teen Literature (via cake-light)
lbschool: Congratulations Everyone!
metteivieharrison: Writing Wednesday:... →
metteivieharrison: At LTUE last week, I was on a panel about what mistakes we had made as authors (and one illustrator) and what we would do better if we could do it again. I thought it was a good idea for a panel, though it left things pretty loose. I talked a bit about editors and agents. Then an audience member…
Tumbled Chikin: On Being Thin Skinned →
thunderchikin: My next book, Invisible Sun, is due out in a couple of months, which means that reviews are starting to filter in. Reviews come from two primary sources these days, print journals and review blogs. Print journals have been around forever. Blog reviews are a very recent phenomenon. When Soul…
Con or Bust: Signed copy of HUNTRESS + handmade... →
Con or Bust is an auction that raises money to bring fans of color/non-white fans to science fiction conventions, including WisCon (which I will be attending this year!). I’ve donated a signed hardcover of Huntress, along with a hand-made print version of “The Fox.” Get all the details at the Con or Bust LJ. (Bidding starts at $25.)
Real Men and Pink Suits →
Words have power. And power recklessly exerted has consequences. It’s not about being politically correct. It’s about being sensitive to the plight of those being singled out. We can’t ask the people taking the punches to also take the jokes. And it’s about understanding that masculinity is wide enough and deep enough for all of us to fit in it. But society in general, and male culture in...
To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see...– Twelve Things You Were Not Taught In School About Creative Thinking (Psychology Today, via YA Highway)
'Miseducation': A Cowgirl Coming-Out Story For... →
Last month I read an awesome novel that I was asked to review for NPR. This is the review.
On kerfuffles and gay romance and giveaways →
Last year, there was an outcry over a YA anthology that was prohibiting same-sex stories. There were a LOT of posts about it on the internet. There were a lot of authors who got up in arms and dropped out of not only that anthology, but an anthology being edited by the same editor, an anthology that I was writing for. In the end, what ended up happening was that the anthology lost half its line...
Jack Halberstam: Queers Create Better Models of... →
Butch has been a great term for me, when I encountered it, it seemed like I finally had a word for what it was that I experienced as embodiment, so I really clung to it. I’m somebody who has seen several waves of transgender activism since I came out, but I still hold onto it, I recognize that it may in fact be descriptive of people of my generation and be less descriptive of younger folks, and...
January 2012 in Review →