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I just proofread a PDF of an anthology of comics By Trans Creators that I'm in. There is a wide variety of stuff in it. I think I'm the only person who didn't tell a story that is explicitly About Gender. Instead, I told a story about vampires. Show more

@anthracite Agreed on the "obligation to share your story" thing. Which is silly, really. Nobody should be obligated to do that.

I really enjoy the thought of others seeing your contribution, and how it stands out — and potentially realising that they aren't obligated to tell that sort of personal story, that they can go do something like what you did instead. And then doing so. :3

@jvrrck I would be absolutely delighted if this story is the catalyst for some young trans person realizing that they can skip this seeming obligation as a storyteller!

(I do have a half-finished short About My Transition. It’s told entirely through a series of fairy tale metaphors. Maybe someday the time will be right to finally finish it and bow to the Tell Us About Your Queerness obligation. Maybe.)

@anthracite Where is this anthology be going up when it's done?

@AlexLW it was for “We’re Still Here”, which is about to go to the printers. Not sure where they’ll have it available online once the Kickstarter’s been fulfilled, I’m sure they will.

kickstarter.com/projects/18551

@anthracite Oh, I backed that! Never mind, I'm good!

I just proofread a PDF of an anthology of comics By Trans Creators that I'm in. There is a wide variety of stuff in it. I think I'm the only person who didn't tell a story that is explicitly About Gender. Instead, I told a story about vampires. Show more

I just proofread a PDF of an anthology of comics By Trans Creators that I'm in. There is a wide variety of stuff in it. I think I'm the only person who didn't tell a story that is explicitly About Gender. Instead, I told a story about vampires. Show more

I just proofread a PDF of an anthology of comics By Trans Creators that I'm in. There is a wide variety of stuff in it. I think I'm the only person who didn't tell a story that is explicitly About Gender. Instead, I told a story about vampires. Show more