Thank you so much to UMass Amherst

Community, Readings and Events

Last month I had the honor of visiting UMass Amherst to inaugurate their trans speakers series! 🙂 I had a wonderful time speaking with different classes on issues of gender, postcolonialism, queer theory, and writing practice. I watched the autumn leaves change. I had an impromptu sushi lunch, and met some awesome people! Here’s the […]

November 23, 2016

Day 3 10:02AM: Online Teaching and Sharing

Community, Travel

I teach online. And today, before I head out to do more queer work, I am reading a stack of essays from my students. Not really a stack. A virtual stack. I am thinking though, of how this conference, is also trying to define itself in a different type of virtual way. What makes a […]

June 27, 2016

Day Two 11:56am: Kettleman City–Bravo Farms

Community, Travel

So Bravo Farms is this tourist gift shop strip mall place just behind the gas stations in Kettleman City. At first glance it looks as if someone asked Jonah Hex to decorate Casa de Fruta. Rugged storefronts. A wooden walkway. A water tower, because you need one of those. Train stuff. A waterwheel. And a […]

June 25, 2016

Cornell University, AAPI Heritage Month 2016: More Than Just Yellow


“With APAA’s #MoreThanJustYellow Campaign, we wish to highlight traditionally underrepresented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the API community. The silenced histories of these groups have lead to injustices such as the exclusion of brown folks, erasure of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and anti-blackness. Let’s critically examine who in the API community gets to […]

June 1, 2016

In Whose Image: Trans and Genderqueer Writers on Magic, Spirituality, and (the Bodies of) G-d: My AWP Talk on Magical Realism Magic, and Trans Identity

Community, Readings and Events

(Delivered at the 2016 AWP, 4/1/2016) Thank you everyone for coming! Gosh, it’s the last day of the AWP. I kind of have a love-hate relationship with the AWP. I think I feel that way with a lot of things that purport to have a purpose, but are often chaotic, huge, and relentless. One realizes this […]

April 10, 2016

Trans Day of Visibility 2016–”The Woman of Water Dreams” from Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul

Books and Publications, Community, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul

Thank you to Media Diversified for letting me share some of my poetry on this Trans Day of Visibility.  “Media Diversified is a young and growing non-profit organisation which seeks to cultivate and promote skilled writers of colour by providing advice and contacts and by promoting content online through its own platform. Live since July […]

March 31, 2016