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How to Actually Include Folks of All Genders

If you are reading this, you are likely a well-meaning person who wants to treat trans and gender-non-binary folks with respect, and facilitate the inclusion of folks of all genders in your community. In which case, here are some important things to consider:   1. A few key concepts (I won’t assume everyone reading is… Continue reading How to Actually Include Folks of All Genders

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A Short Love Letter on the 1st Night of Chanukah

Chag sameach to everyone celebrating Chanukah.  And happy holidays to all of you celebrating whatever is meaningful to your heart this time of year.  Especially marginalised queer & trans folks. May warmth & love & hope & kindness & gentleness & softness & understanding & self-acceptance show up as guests for your feasts & never… Continue reading A Short Love Letter on the 1st Night of Chanukah

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How to support a loved one dealing with (chronic and/or intense) pain

This list is grounded in my experiences of several decades of living with chronic illnesses, which bring both chronic pain and short-term episodes of intense pain. During that time I’ve experienced some not-so-useful support, and a lot of quite excellent support (due to: my learning what works & what doesn’t for me, talking with/reading other… Continue reading How to support a loved one dealing with (chronic and/or intense) pain