Category Archives: Tales from the Darkside

Divide and Conquer

Screenshot-2017-05-24-10.36.25 Divide and ConquerThe world is fractured. I think we all know this, but it was brought home jarringly on Twitter this week as news broke of the bombing in Manchester. More specifically as I saw right wing Americans pounce with delight, too overjoyed at having all their prejudices confirmed to bother hiding their ghoulish glee. Continue reading →

How to Trump a Trumpie

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Oh hell, what now?

If my timeline is like anyone else’s, right now it’s a hot mess of breaking news, political opinion, denial, and a few people desperately posting cat pictures in a bid to save their sanity. (Seriously, if you’re on Twitter get following Cute Emergency, Everything Goats, Baby Animal Pics, and even Paint Mixtures—you’ll thank me when they appear in your timeline.) Continue reading →

The Price of Silence

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I’ve started posts about the new political regime a dozen times and stopped. Partly because I didn’t have much to say others haven’t said far more eloquently already, partly because once I get going I’ll just rant until I can’t stop. Partly because I’m afraid.

The day after the inauguration, America saw its single largest political demonstration since the civil war. Millions of women across all seven continents went out and they marched. It was an incredibly moving, powerful, and unifying sight. Continue reading →

Dark and Difficult Times

Back in November, a couple of days after the election, I was asked to take part in a spotlight series on Wrote Podcast about American politics under a Trump regime. I happily agreed (parts one and two are online now) and it’s going to be a monthly thing we do for the foreseeable future. Remember the Weasley’s Potterwatch pirate radio station? It’s like that but with angry queers. Continue reading →