Voting!

As I start to write this, there are 15-20 minutes before polls open and DAB reception on my radio is sketchy.

I'll be heading out to vote before I go to work and I'll be spoiling my ballot again.

Last night fear of the Tories getting in again had me at maybe 20% willing to hold my nose and vote for Labour, but then this happened.

Earthsea

One of my (many) favourite authors is Ursula K Le Guin, and this month, BBC Radio 4 has been doing a little mini-season dedicated to her. It started with an amazing interview, Ursula Le Guin at 85 which at only 30 minutes left me begging for more. So I promptly went and re-read Earthsea.

You know, as you do.

So over the course of that weekend I re-read the first three and a half books. Over the course of commuting in the following week, I finished off the cycle.

Did you miss me?

I awaken once more from my slumber. I risk trying to put fingers to keyboard and type out a blog entry which doesn't make me cringe and retreat back into my shell amidst thoughts of @could do better@. The pure thoughts and ideas running around in my head struggling to coalesce into such mundane things as words.

So I try.

Some stuff what's happened (SF Theatre Edition)

Oh... err... April... Oops... *waves*

I've struggled to write much recently sadly, but I'm going to force myself into it again no matter how crap I think it is. I've agreed to write something monthly for a local LGBT site (let's see how that goes shall we?) so I need to get into the groove.

So, I'm just going to do a quick update on my life: Gigs, books, theatre!

What, you want more than that? OK then...

Midnight thoughts, Daytime words - Spectrums are not enough

Midnight last night… struggling to fall asleep partly due to an afternoon nap and partly due to thoughts. Thoughts going back to a recent twitter hashtag/discussion a few weeks ago #IAmNonBinary. Thoughts which feel so much more complete when I am seeing them complete with illustrations and voice over in my head.

Up-comiiiing!

So, today The Lowry's May-August programme landed on my mat with some excellent news in it. So I thought I ought to do an upcoming post and see if anyone else is interested in anything. I should also link you to my YouTube Upcoming Gigs playlist - I already have tickets for these, but you can get your own and come with if you want.

Squeeeeeeeaaak Post 3

Hmm... been a while since I last went Squeeeeeeee at everything so here we go.

Representation

Over on Jim C Hines' blog, he is asking for guest posts on the issue of how important representation and diversity is. He is a fantasy author who is definitely on the good side of introducing better diversity into genre. This is a fight we need to win.

A (possibly) TMI response to UKBA questions...

In my letter to Stonewall's new (acting) CEO, I talked about the need for Stonewall to act more intersectionally and included an example of not awarding employer of the year to the Home Office which is acting in a very different way with Asylum Seekers and other immigrants. Today, Free Movement released a set of questions gleaned from an interview in October 2013 with an Asylum Seeker claiming biphobic and homophobic persecution in his home country.

A New Hope...

So, Ben Summerskill has (finally) resigned as Stonewall CEO and Ruth Hunt has taken over in an acting capacity.

*must not gloat, must not gloat*

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