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Coming Out as Trans

I've decided as of yesterday to finally come out as trans. As such, my new name is Persephone and my chosen pronouns are they/them or she/her.  You may have noticed the domain doesn't reflect my transition and that my dead name is plastered all over the place (a consequence of me not really thinking this through). I will aim to rectify this over time. In the interim, I would ask you to please not to deadname or misgender me. Thank you! As for why I did it, let's just say the reasons are complicated. It's certainly not something I chose lightly. Rather, I'd been considering it for several years and probably would have come out in 2020 had my ex at the time been more supportive.  In spite of their abuse, I was also hesitant to come out for fear of reprisals from online hate groups. But then it occurred to me: I'm already writing a book about TERFs and fascists; I may as well face them as I actually am than try and pass for something I'm not. *** About me: My n

Sex Positivity versus Sex Coercion, or Gothic Communism: Manifesto

Update, 2/14/2024: As of Valentine's 2024, the full version of my manifesto volume is now live! To download my manifesto volume and thesis volume, go to my website's 1-page promo to pick up your own copies for free ! While you're there, you can also learn about the other volumes, project history and logo design/promo posters!   If you want to read more about the manifesto volume on this blog (and see some art samples),  check out this new blog post covering the volume's release !   If you liked this blogpost, you absolutely should download the full volume; it's more than double the size of this post, containing 497 pages/~187,000 words and ~326 unique images (minus the paratextual documents) versus the blogpost's 293 pages/~53,500 words and 83 unique images. The full volume also features dozens of collabs with different sex workers (and several illustrators) unique to the finished volume.  —Perse This book sample—apart from the abstract, disclaimer and table of