Comics · Queer

A to Z: Dolltopia

And now we’ve arrived at an indie comic! Dolltopia by Abby Denson, from Green Candy Press in 2006. You may know Abby Denson from Cool Japan Guide, Tough Love, or some issues of comics like Powerpuff Girls and Josie and the Pussycats. I didn’t know her at all, although I’ve randomly seen her name several times since I read this…… Continue reading A to Z: Dolltopia

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Coagula

We’re delving into the obscure for our letter C: Coagula, a minor heroine from 90s Doom Patrol! While there are other trans characters in comics, some of whom I’ll be discussing later this month, Coagula, aka Kate Godwin, is the only trans superhero. She’s generous and level-headed, and when she got powers (the ability to dissolve and coagulate matter),…… Continue reading A to Z: Coagula

Sci-Fi · Writing

On Representation, Authorial Discretion, and Transgender Characters in Science Fiction

I’ve been thinking about diversity in my science fiction novel project for a while. I always get nervous doing that, because I don’t want to hurt anybody by mis-writing a perspective I don’t have. I’m female and bi (or pan), but that’s basically it. I can’t speak for everyone who’s female or bisexual, certainly, but…… Continue reading On Representation, Authorial Discretion, and Transgender Characters in Science Fiction