Friday, 11 January 2013

Don't blush when I rip you open

Another one of my queer rites of passage chronicled in more! magazine this week. Sh! get a mention, which should give you a reasonably good indication of what to expect.

This marks my penultimate column for the mag. Stoked that I managed to intrigue the more! readership enough to warrant 3 extra weeks (making good on the originally planned 6 week run), and am pleased to say that we've decided to wrap things up with a readers' questions answered-style piece the week after next. Got a query for yr gal? Lookseehere for details on how to take part.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Well I think the good book is missing some pages

Part 7 of my more! magazine column is out! You'll find T Swizzle on the front cover, and my pale self in leopard print tights, red lipstick and snazzy gold shoes on page 52. This one is super personal, since its all about loving someone who isn't totally out, and the pains of navigating queer love/coupledom under the black cloud of religious, homophobic family/in-laws.Compacting all those important life experiences into 500 word articles can be a challenge, but I was glad of the word count boundary when I wrote this piece; Its a delicate dance, committing yr intimate life trials to print, and more so when those experiences are weaved in with yr nearest and dearest's. I had to meditate a fair bit on how much I was willing to share with this column, and in the end I decided that including the messy, sad, challenging truths was important. I'm proud of what I/we have managed to forge out of those things.