Chances are I have a migraine. My spirit guides are Voltaire & Bierce. Considering making SJW into a religion. Genealogist

You make yourself available on the internet. A publically resourced, government-founded network. But, if someone from outside the "norm" of shiny, happy people has something to say about toxic positivity, it can't be seen as worthy of being criticism. It has to be worthy of only sarcasm and victim blaming.

Loveless sex can kill you

Me around the time of my first stroke or TIA (Photo: Author)

TW: Suicidal behavior

I’m still in love with Ant. Ant, the Ju Jitsu instructor, the music lover, the man who loves tattoos like me, the man who bonded with me sexually, and ate my favorite foods with me. Our conversations could be fiery or deep, but always engaging. …

When you write memoir-based pieces, it feels like it’s all kinda already out there, but…

My probation officer ID reveals how incongruent I appear for the part. Forgive my stealth around my identity. I am using the Jordan Bray pen name as a courtesy to my family so I need to obscure my actual name.
  1. I was a probation officer right after college graduation for three months while my internship supervisor went on maternity leave. It was one part hilarious, because of my appearance, which is not intimidating. I have…

Right-wing media poisoned family relationships

“broken pot near mirror” by Daniel Tafjord on Unsplash

One figure stands out in my miserable youth of fundamentalist evangelical repression as the epitome of feminism, modernity, and humanism. My aunt, Nicky. She was actually named after her father. They stuck an “ita” at the end of his masculine name and thought that would do. It just made for…

Jordan Bray

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