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The Norse Cat Who Eats Poor People at Christmas

Did everyone get socks this Christmas? If not, you may be overdue for a visit from the Yule Cat. The Icelandic Yule Cat brings an element of terror to the festive season by eating people who didn’t receive a present of new clothes and teaching us the folklore of wild cats and powerful women.Continue readingThe Norse Cat Who Eats Poor People at Christmas


One Year on Testosterone

I am transmasculine. I came out as trans in September 2015, and began hormone replacement therapy in March 2016, a year ago today. In that time, I’ve gone from barely functional to reasonably successful.Continue readingOne Year on Testosterone