Want to learn more about queer and trans people in history? The first official Transcestors session is on the 23rd, focusing on Pirates of the 1600s Atlantic!
The US has a problem with condemning hardship while simultaneously glorifying it. The major problem with carroting is it paints a false picture of success and failure, and consequently makes the rest of us feel inferior when we’re unable to hit the mark.
I approached it like a golden lab crashing a wedding buffet. I wasn’t supposed to be there, but damn if I wasn’t going to cram my mouth with as much food as possible while they yanked me off the table.
I have big news.
To my memory, it’s not unlike the situation writers faced after the 2016 election. Suddenly, the United States was upended in a way nobody could ignore, and to not acknowledge it in a plot felt like a blatant disregard to the point of distraction for some readers.