Today I wrote the last page of the 151 pages long novel I wrote and which is inspired by my experience as a trans person in Sweden. To celebrate, I had a slice of pie at Fröken Olssons Kafé, one of Gothenburg’s cosiest cafés. I’m going to work the coming week on proofreading and editing.Fortsätt läsa ”Book done!”
A correction about the first trans person to win a Grammy Award.
In a post about the recent Grammy Awards, I had written that Kim Petras was the first trans artist to win one. While Petras is the first openly trans artist to win, there was another trans artist before her: legendary electronic music composer Wendy Carlos. You’ve likely heard at least one of her compositions, sinceFortsätt läsa ”A correction about the first trans person to win a Grammy Award.”
The 5 queer books who moved me the most in 2022
One of the goals I had set myself for this year was to read more LGBTQ+ books and I’m happy to say that I did. Here are the five books that moved me the most of the ones I read. Lesbiska ligan by Mian Lodalen Swedish language novel. The title translates to ‘The Lesbian Gang’.AFortsätt läsa ”The 5 queer books who moved me the most in 2022”
Poem: Sleeping with Ghosts
Content warning: death, suicide, transphobia This is the text I was trying to write for Transgender Day of Rememberance, but I couldn’t find the words then. Sleeping with ghosts I have a head full of ghostsAnd the air I breath is full of ghosts.Do you not see? Can you not hear?Everywhere I go, they goFortsätt läsa ”Poem: Sleeping with Ghosts”
Elliot Page will be releasing an autobiography in 2023!
I nearly jumped for joy when I saw this while scrolling on Insta yesterday: Considering the current culture war the right is waging on trans people, it is of great importance that we get to tell our stories. Elliot is making great use of his privilege and platform once again! This is the book I’llFortsätt läsa ”Elliot Page will be releasing an autobiography in 2023!”
Trans Day of Rememberance 2022
**Content warning: mentions of suicide, murder, transphobia** Today is Trans Day of Rememberance. I thougth I’d write something, maybe a poem to honour the trans people who have lost their lives to murder or suicide. But I could find no words. When I go through the list of those whom the world has lost (thatFortsätt läsa ”Trans Day of Rememberance 2022”
Celebrating 6 years on testosterone
A couple days ago, I celebrated six years since the beginning of my physical transition. A lot of things have changed since 2016. Not only in terms of how my body has ever increasingly felt more like my own, but also in how the world is treating trans people. Cis society has long looked downFortsätt läsa ”Celebrating 6 years on testosterone”
When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?
You might have heard that J.K. Rowling recently published a new book, part of a crime series written under her pen name Robert Galbraith. The over 1000 pages long novel tells the story of an artist, who like J.K. Rowling, gets ”cancelled” online by trans people. The difference is that the fictional artist in theFortsätt läsa ”When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?”
To be queer is to have no country
Election day is approaching and I have a terrible feeling. The far-right has become so normalised. They even have their ads on the trams and busses of the city. I can’t go anywhere without seeing the slogans and faces of politicians who want to take my rights away. And everywhere I overhear people having bigotedFortsätt läsa ”To be queer is to have no country”