Mysticism and the Art of Genderfuckery
I was never very good at being a boy. Boys are supposed to like sports and hunting and engine grease and playing with trucks. Not girly things like dolls and home decoration and fashion and playing with an easy bake oven. Boys are flannel and denim and dirt under their…
Brother Juniper and the Pig’s Foot: At Play with a Holy Fool
I wrote a piece about the tradition and vocation of “holy fool” for an upcoming issue of Geez Magazine. I’ve written an accompanying piece here, focusing on my favorite holy fool in Western Christianity. To me, the classic example of holy fool within the Western Christian tradition is Brother Juniper.…
Vexing the Vainglorious Ashe Van S.
If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve been very vulnerable about my transition in ways that many (if not most) people could find awkward. When I started my transition, I committed to do so publicly. I’ve shared pictures of myself trying to look pretty.…
Though it is almost almost irrelevant to modern content consumers, blogs still fill the middle-space between social media posts and feature-length formats. Some of my social media posts get a polish and end up here. So too do fragments that might seed future books.