Tag Archives: personal story

Why I Spent My Saturday of Catalyst Con Crying Instead of Having Sex, a.k.a. Grief Hits at the Worst Times

For the most part, I love speaking at conferences. For the most part, I love being the person who encourages people to dig deep and share their Truths, to talk about the difficult – from money to grief to racism … Continue reading

Posted in Confessions, Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal, Queerie Bradshaw, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Queerie Bradshaw Does the Midwest: Part I – Saying Yes to Adventure

You don’t say no to a person like Alex. When they ask you to come along for the ride, you say yes, because yes is the only option. Adventure is subjective, a thing people seek in various contrary ways. The … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Essays, Personal, Relationships, Sinful Misadventures, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Being Super Gay and Romantic and Very Productive, a.k.a. Where I’ve Been

Don’t you just hate it when someone gushes all about how cute and romantic their relationship is? Too !@#%ing bad because I’m about to do that right now, right here. Swoon, I’m in love. But you already knew that, didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Featured, Headline, Personal, Relationships, Sinful Misadventures, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Familiarity of Emptiness, a.k.a. May He Rest in Peace

My good friend died the night before last and I hate the familiarity of this emptiness. I hate how acquainted I am with grief, with this black hole in my soul, one that keeps sucking and sucking, compelling me to … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Fat Rolls and Photos, a.k.a. Learning to Positively Judge My Image

When Catalyst Con announced that photos from the event were up on their website, I got very excited. I spoke three times and there was a professional photographer there, giving me high hopes for a new profile photo or something … Continue reading

Posted in Body Positivity, Essays, Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Personal, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Become a Citizen of Hope

A year ago today, a team of surgeons at City of Hope medical center sliced open my brother and saw a body wracked with cancer. Nevertheless, they kept cutting, determined to remove what they could of this invasive parasite eating … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Headline, Off Our Chests, Organizations/Companies, Personal, Stuff We Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Manifesting People Into Your Life, a.k.a. I’m Trying the Relationship Thing Again

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss   My therapist calls me the “Great Manifestor.” It’s probably more accurate to call me the … Continue reading

Posted in Confessions, Essays, Featured, Headline, Personal, Queerie Bradshaw, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

My Dad and Guy Kawasaki, a.k.a. The Importance of Talking About Feminism and Stereotyping

Right after the whole titcircle debacle, I was sent a link to an article on the Huffington Post written by Peg Fitzpatrick called “Words Have Power, Use Them Wisely.” Peg Fitzpatrick is the assistant to Guy Kawasaki, one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Families, Essays, Events, Featured, Feminism, Headline, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Cleavage is a Big Deal, a.k.a. A Hate Blog Posted A Picture of My Boobs from BlogHer13 As an Example of Unprofessional Behavior

When I was a kid, I got in trouble quite frequently. I was highly outspoken, realizing early on that I didn’t have to listen to what others told me to do, that I could form my own thoughts and make … Continue reading

Posted in Body Positivity, Essays, Events, Featured, Feminism, Headline, LGBT/Queer Politics, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Politics, Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Wilted Orchids, Deep Roots a.k.a. How to Plan for a Funeral

How do you decorate for a party you never wanted to attend? How do you fill a room with cheer when no cheer can possibly be found? “What would he want?” we asked ourselves over and over again, as if … Continue reading

Posted in Confessions, Essays, Off Our Chests, Opinions, Personal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments