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In May of this year, I answered a Redeye advice question from a queer teen about the common refrain, “It gets better,” (coined by Dan Savage and his husband, and is also now an excellent youth support nonprofit). Because the holidays are a struggle for a great many people, and […]

Does it really “get better”? Advice to a queer teenager


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Nothing makes you feel more productive than seeing all the work you’ve produced in a year in one place, which I did in 2016 on this blog. And am doing again RIGHT NOW. If you make things, write things, draw things, etc., I highly recommend tracking what you’ve done in […]

All of my writing in 2017


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This week I got a question at my Redeye advice column from a 17 year old, who had recently come out. “Please warm me of the complexities,” she said. I did. You can read that here. But while I was at it, I put the question on social media, since, […]

23 Takes on How to Be Queer: Advice for Young ...



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I have a confession. I’m kind of in denial about my hearing loss. It’s not that I think I’m NOT hard of hearing — I definitely am! I wear hearing aids. I say “What?” about 300 times a day, or on particularly harried days, “Wha?” It’s not that I think I don’t […]

Hilarious and terrible advice for people with hearing loss


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Not too long ago, a woman named Joanne decided her most sincere wish was to be a writer. But each time she started to write her first book, it seemed like forces were conspiring against her. First her mother died when she was 25. Then she found herself in an abusive marriage. […]

10 ways to hate yourself a little less


A little while ago, I wrote about how to freelance like a boss, which offered tips for writers starting out in the wild world of self-employment. Invoice2go then turned that advice into a handy infographic, with insights from several successful small business owners, including m’self. Give ‘er a read below, and, in the […]

Starting out as a freelancer? Read this advice