The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 4

Previous Chapter Begin at the Beginning Support This Project [Note:  This chapter contains sexual assault, including mentions of CSA.  None of it is salacious, but do proceed with caution.] IV. The witch was the first, of course.  I was eleven winters old for the second.  There were three of them, three boys, about fourteen winters, … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 4

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The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 3

Previous Chapter Begin at the Beginning Support This Project [This chapter contains:  Violence, transphobia, intersexism, mention of sexual assault] III. I was caked in the filth of the steppes with dried blood crusted about my mouth as I rode into Doros.  I bared myself, letting the world see the web of scars across my body, … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires — Chapter 3

The Graveyard of Empires, Chapter One

Prologue Act One: The Land of Horse and Bow Chapter One I.   [Note: The beginning of the story takes place in Crimea, near what’s now the city of Sevastopol] [Content warnings for this chapter:  Intersexism, transphobia, sexual assault, violent fantasies] “Spread out facedown on the stained, cheap motel sheets She’d spent the last years … Continue reading The Graveyard of Empires, Chapter One

[Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity

  Praxagora:  I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; I shall begin by making land, money, property common to all. Blepyrus:  But who will till the soil? Praxagora:  Why, the slaves, of course. --Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae *** On … Continue reading [Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity

Our Queer Ancestors: Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft

Hey so it’s October and October is traditionally the perfect time of year for getting sad about the past, so this is a thing I’m doing.  Expect lots and lots of posts in this series. Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft was founded in Berlin in 1919 by Magnus Hirschfeld and Arthur Kronfeld. From their headquarters in … Continue reading Our Queer Ancestors: Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft

I am a trans woman and y’all gotta cut this shit out

(Note: this here contains frank discussions of transphobic violence) Bealocwealm hafadh freone frecan forth onsended Giedd sculon singan gleomenn sorgiende on Meduselde (Terrible death has sent a brave warrior away from us; The minstrels will sing sad songs in the mead-hall) --Tolkien   My name is Gretchen Natalie White, and I’m a lot of things. … Continue reading I am a trans woman and y’all gotta cut this shit out