Quick break from Queer stuff. Last night, this was a dream I had. I had to share. I’ve embellished it only slightly. Most of this was there. Thanks, Brain. This is my proposal for the darkest Kingdom Hearts game yet.

Pooh solemnly processed through the Library, an interconnected series of hollow trees at the Heart of the 100 Acre Wood. About him toiled other woodland creatures in the near-darkness, squinting as they diligently copied books, in a race against despair.

Things had not been going well in the Wood.

The Shadows had begun appearing about a month prior. Where they…

In Part 1, I talked about some of my experience with depression, and eventually seeking therapy. Today, I want to tell you about what help actually looked like for me.

CW: Some of the unhealthy thoughts that often go with depression.

To reiterate, this article will definitely peter out awkwardly. As I’ve noted previously, coming out has a clear narrative with punctuation events. Depression does not. Climbing out of depression is like the fact that child mortality has been reliably decreasing for several decades, as has world hunger. But you won’t hear about it on the news, because it’s just…

“But this symbolization of disease is exactly what I’ve tried to write against in my novels Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars, where I hope at least OCD and cancer are portrayed not as battles to be won or as symbolic manifestations of character flaws or whatever, but as illnesses to be lived with as well as one can.” — John Green, in the introduction to The Anthropocene Reviewed (I give it 4.5/5 stars)

Today, I write about something deeply personal: my diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, or “MDD.” Why? It’s hard to say. Partly…

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“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. […] They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.” — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015

“LGBTQ youth contact The Trevor Project because they are in conversion therapy, it is not working, and their feelings of isolation and failure contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.” …

On the Trans Day of Visibility, March 31st, 2021, I made a post on Facebook. I said,

Secretly, I don’t like it when you call me “brave.” Bravery requires choice, and I never felt like I “chose” anything.

On Saturday, I went hiking with a friend. Instead of going up a mountain, we went down into a valley. We got down to the bottom, lost track of time, and suddenly went, “aw crap, we have to do the up part now.” It kinda sucked (in many of the best ways). It was very, very hard.

I see coming out, transitioning…

For an explanation and some of the most straight-forward (trans-forward?) questions, you can check out Part 1, and for the lurid sexy questions, you can check out Part 2 and then there’s an Addendum on Bravery. Onward with Part 3! These are the stickiest questions. At the end, I’ve also included the only two questions which were asking in bad faith.

Socio-Emotional Changes

Does hormone therapy change the way you think? i heard an interview with a trans man who said he became more interested in stereotypically masculine things (cars, sex, math, etc) after beginning testosterone

Short answer: who knows? I think…

Hey all! This is part 2 of 3 answering the questions from my Trans Day of Visibility AMA. You can find Part 1 here, and Part 3 and the Addendum.


Are there times that you don’t feel othered? That you forget your trans identity and just feel like a person? What can we as friends and allies do to help you not feel othered? Do you want to not feel othered? When and when not?

Yeah, there are definitely times that I don’t feel othered. These occur mostly one-on-one, in small groups, in intimate groups, and in queer groups. I’d…

“Wait, Alexis isn’t your given name?!”
“[name redacted] Of course not, I know you know she’s trans.”
“I… oh, right. I guess I’d just never considered it that way!”

Hi, my name is Alexis, and as you may know, I typically sum up my blog as “I write about Queer shit.” March 31st, each year, is Transgender Day of Visibility. Most years, this day comes and goes for me as an awkward shrug. I wear the fact that I’m trans on my sleeve, pretty much, and am pretty open about it. Additionally, I’m pretty self-conscious of a lot of my…

It’s taken me about 48 hours to collect my raucous thoughts from under the overwhelming horror and disgust.

It’s a little weird right now. For everybody, I mean. Two days ago, we watched as white supremacists — terrorist Trump-supporting extremists — invaded the Capitol building and ransacked it. Our seditious president called them “very special” and said that he loves them. And yet we have people who are unhinged from reality saying that “it was Antifa” or other such bull****, even though these people were very clear who they are, they have been positively identified as being ringleaders for extremist…

Before we start, I just want to let you know that the Unconscious Bias Project is in the middle of our annual fundraiser! Check it out!

Alexis here, one of the two Co-Executive Directors of the Unconscious Bias Project. I really can’t tell you how much of an honor it is to work with Linet on this labor of love, as we level up our programming. I wake up every day with gratitude that I get to spend my labor on anti-discrimination work. It’s therefore with a mix of joy and sadness that I now professionally get asked things like:

Alexis L Krohn

Educator, community leader, fire spinner, queerdo, social justice bard. If you like this, consider throwing me a buck: https://www.patreon.com/lexicontiresia

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