You know that book I was going to be featured in? Well, it's officially available for purchase! You can order it directly from the publisher here, or if Amazon is more your style, you can order it from them here. I worked quite hard on this piece, and though it's hard to believe that I …
I am an adult who does not want to live in a home where his entire life has taken place. I have so much to look forward to, so much ahead of me, that I can’t have a heavy past weighing me down.
My Writing Is Getting Published!
So you know how I was talking about the fact that I’m going to have some writing published in a book, soon? Well, that book is now available for pre-order! The book itself is a collection of excerpts from Arizona-based writers, in both fiction and non-fiction genres. I’m not only excited to see my excerpt …
New Article on Medium! “Can’t We Just Be Friends?”
Just put up a new article on Medium! I had noticed a trend of men in the queer community (especially gay men) putting too much of a focus on romantic/sexual attraction when it comes to forming any sort of connection with other queer men. This mostly came from experiences I've had on dating apps, but …
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Some Well (Or Ill) Timed Imposter Syndrome
I’m not the only writer who compares himself to others. I’m not the only creator who feels like his creations are worse than they actually are. In the world of artistry and pulling ideas out of your head to turn them into a creative piece, looking at your finished product (and at times, your work-in-progress) …
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New Post on Medium: “Weight Loss Didn’t Make Me Feel Beautiful”
I talked about a conversation with a guy on a gay dating app that sparked some body image issues that I have, how they started, and how I feel about my body, today. Here's a little teaser to get you excited about it: "With the weight of this continuous journey on my shoulders as some …
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New Post on Medium: “Queerness Feels Safer”
I've decided to use Medium to post all of my opinion-based pieces, creative nonfiction essays, and other various non-blog writings! I feel that it will be more helpful for putting my writing in a space where people are looking to read things, and Medium seems to be a great platform for that. I'll still use …
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Love, Simon is the Movie Gay Teens Need
Love, Simon seems like your typical teenage rom-com about a high-schooler who’s not quite ready to come out yet, but it offers so much more. While the story focuses on Simon’s experience with learning about his sexuality through emailing another closeted high schooler, there are layers upon layers of social commentary about being a gay person in the modern day.
The Problem with Excluding Trans Women from RuPaul’s Drag Race
They’re just as important (that’s why they’re in the acronym), and their drag is just as valid, so they deserve an equal shot at the crown, whether or not the person running the show personally believes they should.
Too Gay? Or Not Gay Enough?
As my experience in straight-centric environments becomes more expansive, I start to see why members of the LGBTQ+ community often lean toward spending time with each other rather than with those outside of it. However, the experience of interacting with other members of the community is no strut down the runway, either.