I’m Not Outraged, But If I Were…

by Kyra Kondis

I was in the produce section of the Centreville Harris Teeter when a man in a stained white tank top came up to my boyfriend and me. He squinted at the “Beto for Texas” shirt my boyfriend was wearing. He scratched his ear. Then he let out this weird, barking laugh.

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Review and Interview: Alison Evans on Science Fiction and Gender Identity in “Ida”

by Vernon Meidlinger-Chin

Alison Evans’s novel Ida has been shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for best young adult novel, and by all considerations it deserves to win. Ida is a taught thriller, a coming of age tale and, at times, a romance and a horror story. But what sets Ida apart is the way the story is grounded in the authentic experiences of queer and …

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A Burst of Butterflies

by Christine Stoddard

The veil of ignorance can prevent us from knowing who we are. But we owe it to ourselves to explore our potential and seize our power. This is especially true for women and non-binary people because we are too often discouraged from embracing our strength. The national take-down of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—who brought forward sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh—proved (once …

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