I know I haven’t been on here in a while. Sorry about that. I went through a pretty rough patch of depression. But…I’m feeling a little better now, and I plan to be more active in November! (I do have some lesbian pirates to share with you, after all! 🖤)
I hope you’re having a great Spooky Day, and as always, here’s our traditional Alana teaser! 🧛♀️🖤
Happy National Coming Out Day to everyone who is coming out, already out, or not ready to come out yet! No matter which category you’re in, you’re just as valid and just as worthy of acceptance and love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Sometimes, hiding the truth from others, or even yourself, is a matter of survival, and sometimes, coming out is a matter of survival. When I first came out to a few people I trusted, that’s what it was for me—a last ditch effort at just…surviving. I was so suicidal, and I felt like holding the truth inside had poisoned the air I breathed. But I also didn’t feel safe coming out to most people I knew. So, I came out to only a few people—people that I knew weren’t cruel or hateful, people who didn’t make me afraid. And it saved my life.
Eventually, I’d written books about queer women and had enough of an online presence that most everyone knew, and there was no point in hiding it anymore. And that was so freeing! 💙 But in the beginning, it was terrifying.
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t STILL terrifying.
I’m sharing this for this reason: if this is you, if you feel like you’ll die if you have to bottle it up for one more day, but don’t feel safe coming out, let me know. I’ll be your substitute friend or family. I’ll tell you you’re perfect, just as you are, and worthy of love, just as you are.
Because I’ve been there, and someone did the same for me. We lose too many LGBTQ people to suicide, and I desperately don’t want that to be you. No matter who you are, I want you to know that I love you and want you to be here. Take care of yourselves, whether that means coming out or not. 💙
Happy Holidays to everyone celebrating right now. ❤️💚❤️ I’m wishing you all love and health this holiday, and if you, like me, find the holidays difficult, I’m sending a lot of extra love your way. ❤️💚❤️ Also… Pirates of Aletharia is here! ❤️ I love these lesbian pirates so much, and I hope you enjoy […]
So…bad news and good news. 🏴☠️🌈 Earlier this week, something went very wonky when I submitted the Pirates of Aletharia manuscript, and Amazon cancelled the preorders (which is just a nightmare, really). But I’m trying to stay optimistic! So, the good news is: it’ll go live as soon as they approve it. So, it’ll be […]
Six years ago, I was afraid to even say the word “lesbian” because I couldn’t imagine a world in which I was out and okay. Now, not only am I out and okay, but I’m writing queer books and feeling absolutely fulfilled by it. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I know, when you’re taught to hate this important part […]
It’s Pride Month, y’all! 🏳️🌈 This is the month every year where the LGBTQ community gets supercharged by rainbows, and bigots have their socks eaten by dryers. If the universe gets the formula wrong, don’t forget to file a formal complaint, okay? ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Seriously, though, I hope you all have a wonderful month! Happy Pride! […]
I haven’t shared many romantic moments between these two (mostly because they won’t stop trying to kill each other), but here’s a sweet one for you! 🖤 Happy Teaser Day! 🏴☠️🌈 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 🖤