Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

EDIT 08/05/2018: Hey, want to hear an even happier epilogue? After 14 months of hard work and bureaucracy, Avi finally immigrated to Canada in February! HOORAH. And speaking of Rule Number 7 on the list? I finally finished my novel, and Avi built a kickass website to house it, alongside all of our other future … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

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How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

EDIT 08/05/2018: Don't you wish we saw more platonic intimacy in media? For years I was annoyed with the lack of friendly affection portrayed in our society's stories--so I wrote my own story, The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, and I packed it full of all kinds of things I wish I'd see more of, up … Continue reading How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

#GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

Valentine's Day has just passed us by. The air is still ringing with the aftershocks of cheap chocolate and corner store bouquets and the war cry of the single against what is, essentially, a national effort to commoditize love. In tribute to love--and in defiance of Valentine's Day's icky capitalistic overtones--Team Awesome decided to all … Continue reading #GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

The Freshman and The Fortune Teller: a Letter to First-Year Me

NB: Feature Image by the amazing Chris Taylor. --- Happy November, friends and fellow humans--we have one month left of fall semester. That is mindblowing to me. So far, this school year has been a capricious and ever-shifting thing, and while that changeability and that unbridled momentum is propelling me into all sorts of golden … Continue reading The Freshman and The Fortune Teller: a Letter to First-Year Me

It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

EDIT 08/05/2018: In the years since this post came out, I've been approached by dozens of folks who are pondering their a/sexuality. One of the things we've commiserated is the lack of stories with ace representation--queer media is on the upswing, but the ace folk are still hanging out in the margins. So I wrote … Continue reading It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)

Let me tell you the only things you need for a top-notch evening out: live music, also-live fish, and a bunch of very very lively queer folk. This past Friday I rewarded myself for a very stressful two weeks of life by attending an event organized by GLgbt* (Glendon's LGBTQ-Ally group) called GET FISHY WITH … Continue reading Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)