Queer Authors Are Alchemists

I spent the last 30 days doing the kind of spell-work that comes most naturally to me—turning something that hurt into something that brings hope. This rare kind of alchemy is one that I’ve found queer writers especially to be adept at, mostly because we have to do it every damn day. If we don’t use our magic to spin threads of joy from the straws of our trauma, we’d just end up buried alive by it. And during this recent

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