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  • do's and don'ts for the vegan(s) in your life

    Here's the thing.

    Finding vegan foods and products for our lifestyle, isn't that hard once we get used to it.


    What's hard, is being stuck in a goofy and unfair social contract we never consented to.

  • you are much more efficient than you realize

    My studio has taken over almost all our relatively-large basement area - including one small back room with a few shelving units that houses two large bins of my faux furs, the sewing machines I don't regularly use, my pattern filing cabinet...

  • food security & malnutrition

    Last night I loaded up my dinner plate - a raw broccoli and cauliflower salad with tempeh bacon, parboiled-then-roasted potatoes, and Tofurkey beer brats. And my favorite drink which is this cheap lime seltzer and a bit of 100% grapefruit...

  • dispatches from clown patrol, pt. 2

    Twice this last week, local businesses refused to honor gift cards they’d been happy to sell our family a while back. In both cases, the businesses didn’t apologize or offer credit or any kind of olive branch – they said...

  • five takeaways from 2022

    Don't do it for clout or fame - and don't sacrifice your ethics to make a dollar.

    I don't know how to say it any clearer than that. There are loads of people willing to cut corners, underpay employees, steal from other artists, all that stuff. If you're willing to do those things I don't know how you're still following my writings.

    But if you're NOT willing to do those things, I am here to give you encouragement!

  • it's trans awareness week, strap in because I am once again depressed about it

    As a nonbinary person I am a minority even within the trans community, which is itself already a minority. Sometimes I feel like I occupy a sliver of a sliver, which - if you relate to this in a foundational way - you know how odd that feels. It is so strange to be a normal person, a person just like every other person really, except you walk around and people tell you all the time you don't Belong. Sometimes they tell you this in really shitty ways or they giggle behind your back, but a lot of times it's this odd, polite smugness; an airy dismissal that feels impenetrable.