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Internet writings, 2005 - 2011 (plus a few scattered musings)

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We used to speak in essays.

Sat, 20 Apr 2013 23:03:23 +0000

I’ve been troubled this week by the events in Boston — two bombs exploded at the Marathon, one of the suspects was killed in a shootout (as was a cop), and the city shut down for a day while they hunted and captured the other suspect, his brother, a 19-year-old from Chechnya. I’m from New […]

The Process, the Laws, and Dreaming vs. Doing

Sun, 13 May 2012 22:44:40 +0000

Over the last sixteen months, I’ve been working with a great group of people to build and nurture a new project: the Genderplayful Marketplace. This online marketplace celebrates diversity in gender presentation and body types. It rallies a community to work collectively on the question, “How can we build wardrobes we love that fit our bodies well?”, […]

2011: It didn’t kill us.

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:01:04 +0000

Around this time last year, I kicked off a new project called Genderplayful — an online marketplace for gender-variant folks to sell clothing to one another. It was bigger and harder than anything I’ve done before, and we’re still working on it. It will launch soon. Really. Shortly after that kickoff, I gave up seven years’ worth […]

Can I get a witness?

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:01:18 +0000

My longest romantic relationship is not the three-year partnership I just ended. (Though I prefer to say it’s been “rearranged”, because we’re grownups now, and it’s our turn to decide what that means.) My longest romantic relationship is with the Internet. (And I have written it so. many. love letters.) Something about the way it […]

I am building.

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:14:49 +0000

I am building. I am waking up early on weekdays and going into an office and doing a job I love — community management for a company that makes free, open websites for whoever on the planet wants to write and build and share. I am taking hour-long lunches on a giant beanbag at the […]

Happy 2011!

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:05:56 +0000

Hi Internet, Wow. That was some year, huh? I’m still rubbing my eyes to wake up from it all. Here’s a recap: I organized some social media workshops, I started an industry blog about community management, and I launched a campaign to build a clothing marketplace (which hit it’s funding goal three weeks early, last […]

Genderplayful Marketplace: It’s on its way!

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 02:43:15 +0000

Hey Everyone, Thank you so much for all your support for the Genderplayful Marketplace idea. We’ve launched the fundraiser, and already raised $2400 in the first week (plus $335 for the PayPal Haters Fund) from a combined total of 91 backers. *pause* Did you get that? If you’re skimming, take a second to go read […]

Genderplayful Marketplace: The Videos, The Love.

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 19:37:38 +0000

Update! The fundraiser is live and we’re over here now: ~~~ Wow. Okay. Hi. So it sounds like you want a Genderplayful Marketplace to happen. Awesome. I’ve been humbled and overwhelmed by the letters, comments, tweets, likes, views, posts, and reblogs from the last 5 days. Ya’ll are phenomenal. And videos are a lot […]

A Genderplayful Marketplace – Do you want it?

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:41:45 +0000

Update! The fundraiser is live and we’re over here now: ~ ~ ~ Update 12/4/10: I made a video for ya. (Well, it was originally for Genderfork, but it’s for you, too.) Also: I’m naked in it. This is the week of shaking trees. Two days ago, I put out a call for stable […]

“Gender is a Text Field” (Diaspora, backstory, and context)

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 03:06:38 +0000

For the last few years, I’ve been neck-deep in conversations about non-normative gender. Those conversations just expanded today with the announcement that Diaspora‘s alpha launch collects gender as an open-ended text field (which was met with some backlash). For everyone just getting to this conversation, here is some context and backstory, based on what I’ve […]