Tag Archives: queer representation

Goofy webcomic with a lot of queer characters

Becca Schauer is one of my favorite artists to commission. And tonight, I ate too much and feel like a python slowly digesting a grand piano. So I decided to lie on the floor on my stomach, snakelike, and read her … Continue reading

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Queer women daydreaming together

Shulamit and Aviva from The Second Mango by Shira Glassman; also available on Amazon. Artwork commission drawn by Jeanine Sybico. It’s important to me that we in same sex relationships get to see ourselves represented not only sensually or sexually but … Continue reading

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The importance of representation and community to LGBTQ+ teenagers

When I was little, I yearned for stories with people like me in them. I grasped at anything that seemed like representation of women who loved other women, even if the portrayal was judgmental and not at all uplifting. I … Continue reading

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My guest post on Brandon Shire’s blog discusses the trope of the cisgender heterosexual woman in fiction crossdressing for reasons independent of gender expression, gender identity, or sexual orientation. In plots like this, the creator constantly gets to evoke same-sex … Continue reading

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My experiences with bi erasure, and some fun stuff about the sensual parts of The Second Mango

I spent nearly a decade in fandom hearing the anti-slash crowd try to point out, “But how can those two men be a couple? Look how much [one of them] liked women!” And they said it again and again, because … Continue reading

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The plea for diversity in fiction in the meta-narrative of “The Second Mango” There’s a big contrast between the main setting of my novel and the four-chapter flashback into the secondary protagonist’s backstory. In some ways, it’s the difference between … Continue reading

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