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Out of the mouths of babes

Amy Leibowitz gender identity

I recently (as in, three weeks ago) took a new per diem job substituting in our local school district. Aside from the perfect schedule and the fun of every day being different, the kids are truly the best part of the job. (Anyone who knows me knows I love kids; I spent most of my work life around kids before having my own.)

Last week, I subbed for a teacher aide in a self-contained special education room. It was an odd situation—I was the first person since October to accept the job. I suppose...

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The Great Debate

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No, I’m not talking about a political debate. I’m talking about the “Bi vs. Pan Wars” that are making a comeback after a lovely period of mild remission.

These arguments never completely went away, but we did have some respite for a while. Maybe people got bored during the pandemic lockdowns and felt the need to shake things up a bit; who knows? Whatever the reason, this ridiculous fight has come back full-force, and it’s affecting the writing community.

I’m not going to entertain any “but what about...” or...

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Some thoughts on Inauguration Day

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I’m not usually one to post about politics here, outside of things of specific interest to the LGBTQIA+ community. Writing queer stories is political in itself, but I’m speaking here about United States national politics.

Today, however, is different. As a queer, culturally Jewish person, there’s a significance to the end of the previous presidential administration. It’s both terrifying and exhilarating. It’s a relief to have a change in power, but it’s also quite scary to see what the other side can do. It isn’t over; we have to keep on top of...

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So long, 2020

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Let’s get this out there: 2020 sucked. A lot.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m ready for a fresh start. There are no guarantees 2021 will necessarily be better, but there’s something to be said for a clean slate.

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I don’t do them. Why make empty promises I’m not sure I can keep? Life happens. Commitments get broken, sometimes because we made the wrong ones and sometimes because of circumstances. How many of us thought we’d be able to do things in 2020 and...

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LGBTQIA Holiday Media

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So, let’s talk about the holidays and media and representation for a moment.

I’m pretty excited that we’re starting to see some diversity. Okay, it’s still kind of...bland, but honestly, most holiday-themed movies are generic. Swap out a few plot details and the protagonists’ hair colors, and you’ve got yourself a new movie. This fits with that a bit by swapping out one of the protag’s genders.

I’ll admit that doesn’t bother me much. I’m sure a few people will be skeptical, since I’m not a big reader of straight-up romance novels. But...

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