Since the topic just came up with someone…here’s how to be a good ally and support to someone who is being harassed or abused within the industry, and a little backstory on something that I’ve been dealing with. This is intensely personal, and something that will likely lead to backlash, and yes, I am nervous […]

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Number 75

I did something new and terrifying today: I got up in front of hundreds of people and a livestream and addressed the Charlotte City Council on behalf of anti-discrimination. I was speaker #75. I sat in the Council chamber and listened to the hate and fear and rage of the Christian Right, couched in terms […]

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Sharing the Table

Copying over from FB for archival and ease-of-referencing purposes.    Disappointed by the Sturm und drang in response to the challenge Tempest made to read more diverse works this year. So pardon the tone and occasional sarcasm of the following, because it’s keeping me from headdesking into the Stone Age. 1.) She’s not ordering everyone […]

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Gravity Wells

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. It’s so…arbitrary. If I’m going to do something, I’m not waiting for a certain date (usually), which is why I tend to either make a lot of my resolutions in November (when the summer madness slows down a little) or in April (when the summer madness begins). But, uh, […]

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Self-Defense in an Online War

The following is a soup of resources, links, and advice, so I apologize. Organizing it and providing more narrative structure would be a small novella, at least. Disclaimer: I am not a police officer, nor do I work officially for any government organization. This is not official SFWA information. Everything here is based on my […]

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