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The chameleon was a one-time thing. Probably. My name is Alaina Johns. I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, PA.  

 

 

Pronouns and PIFA: The great judy question

Pronouns and PIFA: The great judy question

Published on March 20, 2018 with Broad Street Review.

It’s too confusing, someone said to me recently, when I tried explaining the difference between sexuality and gender identity. L, G, B, T, Q, or whatever else — it’s all too much to think about.

It’s not the first time I’ve heard this, somewhere in the land between hatred for queer and transgender people and the fear that, should you incorrectly acknowledge the identity of a person who does not conform to your customary gender concept, that person will pounce on your error in a flare of offense.  Read more

Yemima Cohen’s ‘Anchor Baby’ and Lee Minora’s ‘White Feminist’: Women of the world

Yemima Cohen’s ‘Anchor Baby’ and Lee Minora’s ‘White Feminist’: Women of the world

Rest, relaxation, and conservation in the Poconos

Rest, relaxation, and conservation in the Poconos