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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

This book sample contains the manifesto for my upcoming book, Sex Positivity versus Sex Coercion, or Gothic Communism: Liberating Sex Work under Capitalism through Iconoclastic Art . It also includes the section, "Defining Sexualized Media/Sex Work, and Regarding Hard Kinks: What I Will and Won't Exhibit," as well the abstract, disclaimer, [abridged] table of contents, and acknowledgments section.  For details about the logo I recently designed for the book, refer to this blogpost  (the full PNGs for the Gothic [gay-anarcho] Communism logo by itself—with three different versions [full version w/flame and w/o flame, and the "skeleton key" simplified version]— are available on my website . Regarding the book's release date: Sex Positivity's thesis volume goes live on September 25th [update, 9/25/2023: I decided to extend the deadline for my thesis volume to the end of the month; 220 pages in for my final proof (which has been heavy top-heavy). 282 pages to