Review of The Bride Test

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. Berkeley. 2019. Read by Emily Woo Zeller. Content Warning for review: Review discusses ableism and internalized ableism within the structure and content of the story, at length. Review discusses sexual and romantic coercion and manipulation at length, and references the general pressure towards compliance that many autistic folks are … Continue reading Review of The Bride Test

Alpha Recs: E

Recently, the wonderful Dahlia Adler did a thread on Twitter where she recommended five good books for each letter in the alphabet. She suggested I might do a similar set of recs, and that sounded like a lot of fun to me, so I have decided to do a weekly series of alphabet-based book recommendations. Here is … Continue reading Alpha Recs: E

One Trans Response to “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”

Note: This was originally posted at xanwest.wordpress.com in March 2016. About content: this post speaks openly (and in some detail) about trans oppression in queer communities (with a focus on the ways trans men are targeted), gender border wars, purging, and gender-based coercion and abuse in relationships. Most of that discussion is in the first … Continue reading One Trans Response to “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”