This post isn't about any of that, or maybe it's about all of that, in a way. My reasons for being so interested in blogging and speaking in public forums about the issues covered on this site are, after all, entwined with my story and this post is part of that story. In the end it's just another blog post, another thousand words - to everyone that comes across it, it's just grey characters on a white page - another piece which will get swallowed up online. For me, every word is naked and exposed. The way they fit together will never disappear because they are intrinsically part of me, core to my identity.
One of my resolutions for 2016 is to have an impact. I don't have to have an impact on everyone or even on a large group of people. I'm keen to promote intersectionality between queer and feminist identity and I want to say so many things I sometimes think I might explode with all of the jumbled, half-formed words I want to put into writing or articulate at schools, universities and at conferences. I'm limited in terms of my reach, and realistic about that. This blog and my Twitter don't exactly attract a dizzying number of followers, so I'm writing this in the hope that I can say something that will resonate with one person. Perhaps you're someone who I know already or one of those strangers that's a friend I haven't met.
Hi, if you're out there :D
Awesome to meet you, or (maybe) good to see you again.