Nonfiction by Ryka Aoki
Issue: Reimagining / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Ryka Aoki

Nothing I write can make a white, womyn-born-womyn accept a trans lesbian of color, nor force a bigoted family to offer a decent Christmas to their queer child. Nothing I write will stop the rage of a bully who thinks trans women like me should die. Nothing I write will block the bullets flying in an Orlando nightclub. My best writing can’t even stop a Texas school from keeping a child out of the bathroom.

At this point, I am so tempted to protest, “until it does.” Continue reading

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Nonfiction by Ruth Nolan
Issue 8 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Ruth Nolan

My Grandson’s Feet I.     My Army soldier son-in-law sent my daughter a short instant message on Facebook from Kandahar, Afghanistan one night, about how he had just seen a soldier’s feet blown off at the ankles in Afghanistan when the guy stepped in the wrong place at the wrong time. My son-in-law messaged that he … Continue reading