Online writing sessions with friends has produced some interesting questions, and we chat about them today. How does the identity of the writer make a difference? How does identity inform the writing, and how does it portray the characters? We invite Alice Cornwell and Tiana Hanson back to the coffee couch to discuss the topic.
Mentions from Episode 41:
- From John’s thesis: Women Writers and the Rise of the Novel
- List of fictional non-binary characters from Wikipedia
- List of transgender fictional characters from Wikipedia
- An I don’t owe you femininity article: Transfeminine People Don’t Owe You Traditional Femininity by Iris Lux
- Steven Universe TV series
- Reddit discussion on Gender Pronouns
- Virginia Woolf’s Orlando
- The fight for pants
- Non-binary angels from Good Omens (Gaiman)
- The story of Loki giving birth
- Zhaan from Farscape
- Jeannie’s “The Rising Sun” sci fi story
- Gail Carriger – Researching gender fluidity blog
- Queers Destroy Sci Fi
- Transparent TV series
- Jeannie’s gender-fluid angels
- Sailor Moon’s sexuality on Wikimoon
Vital points to say to yourself loudly, borrowed from various sources:
- Nothing in this podcast should be taken on a higher authority than anything a trans person says to my face.
- The transgender experience is incredibly diverse, and I understand that these guidelines won’t be universal.
- My goal in listening to this podcast is to learn, as an ally, how to enjoy and write more inclusive stories… but nobody owes me a chance to demonstrate my wokeness.