The Personal is the Political–Standing up Against the First Hundred Days

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

     Hillary Clinton, the person who should have been sworn into the presidency today, had a book entitled It Takes a Village. Now, as a historically-unpopular man who has repeatedly shown racism, sexism (and propensity for assault), Islamophobia, indifference to the environment, an incredible amount of conflicts of interest, possibly compromised national security, etc. etc. etc. and who is nominating a cabinet that has ideals and intentions to hurt LGBTQ+ interests,...

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Dead For Now–Now Available

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

Catharsis Blog >> Gabriel’s World Home It’s time to get paranoid, people.  Dead For Now, the fourth book in the Gabriel’s World Mystery/Thriller/Queer Fiction Series is published, with a story that is truly the most dangerous for Gabriel yet.  Brilliant and provocative New York City private investigator Gabriel Ross has a feeling he’s being watched. His paranoia is justified–a rogue faction from the sinister Tertullian Society is stalking...

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Voice Training as a Genderqueer Person

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in A Little Respect--Queer Art & Life, Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

Gabriel’s World Home Catharsis Blog Recently, Cosmopolitan published a video featuring Speech-Language Pathologist Christie Block. Christie is my therapist for voice training; she treats various kinds of speech conditions, and works with transgender/genderqueer persons on training one’s voice to better fit with one’s gender identity. Christie’s website is here: http://www.nyspeechandvoicelab.net/ The Cosmo video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpMiqCmRNOU It is...

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London Spy Recap–Episode 5 Finale: Showing the World

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

Gabriel’s World Home Catharsis Blog Home London Spy Recap Episode 1 London Spy Recap Episode 2 London Spy Recap Episode 3 London Spy Recap Episode 4 Episode 5 (As I go into detail about what happens in the episode, spoilers ahead). Tom Rob Smith’s show has been different from what a thriller is expected to be, and that is great–to break up expectations and to add to or expand genres. While London Spy certainly has suspense, it did not have gratuitous violence,...

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London Spy Recap: Episode 4–Catalyst

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

Gabriel’s World Home    Catharsis Blog Home Previous: London Spy Recap Episode 1 Previous: London Spy Recap Episode 2 Previous: London Spy Recap Episode 3 Next: London Spy Recap Episode 5 Episode 4 (As I go into detail about what happens in the episode, spoilers ahead). In Tom Rob Smith’s story, Danny is a catalyst. He’s trying to find out what happened to his boyfriend, but he’s set things in motion as much as Alex has. Especially now. Marcus, Alex’s professor, tells...

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Writing a Genderqueer Character

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Catharsis Blog on Media, Writing, and Art

Gabriel’s World Home Catharsis Blog This is a topic I can speak of from my own identity. The term is more prevalently used than when I first saw it back in the 1990s. Nonetheless, this took me a long time to write. I feel an imaginary backlash in which people tell me, no–you don’t know who you are. That has happened in real life. Just a note–this past year was a tough one for trans persons–entertainment is one thing, but the way people are treated in...

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