Masculinity, Homophobia, and The Myth of the “Real Man”

The internet has exploded with information about Elliot Rodger since his shooting spree left 7 people dead (including himself) in Isla Vista.  For the most part, I’ve been keeping up with it, since UCSB is a place I hold close to my heart.  A lot of friends from high school went there and I managed to […]

Sunday Night Slowjam: The Point of It All– Anthony Hamilton

This song rattles the some deep places in my heart.  He says, “The point of it all is that I love you.”  Such a simple sentiment that is, for some reason, difficult to communicate sincerely.  I love this song.  I hope you will too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1KmqhV2wYk

Out of the Deepest Depths: A Coming Out Story

Let him who would move the world first move himself” -Socrates One terrifying day in March of 2009, I kicked open my closet door and staggered out gasping for breath.  It was overwhelming.  I had uttered the words “I’m a transman” to the seminary I was planning to attend.  The next day I made two […]

‘I Own MY Body’ (and Other Capitalist Stories)

The other day, I was having coffee with a friend.  We laughed and talked, and as our conversation took many turns, we found ourselves mucking through the subject of bodies.  I don’t mean bodies in a necromantic sort of way, but as a philosopher would talk about bodies.  The body in relationship to the Self. […]