Beyond Authenticity: When the Truth is Impossible to Express

“One does not always stay intact.” —Judith Butler, Undoing Gender  Thoughts I’m not quite sure who I am. That’s why I write fiction. I can fade into a story and express myself through multiple voices. It’s also why I’m an academic. There’s some comfort working in a web of scholarship, made intricate with theory, forever weaving and reinforcing. Blogging like this, however, is hard. I need to find a voice without relying on the imaginative sorcery of fiction or the theoretical cunning of academia. I need to figure out how to speak as me. Self is my least fluent language.…

Meet our Queer Pack author: A.P. Raymond

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? I’m A.P. Raymond. Call me Alex. My pronouns are they/he – I like both. I’m from the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate, easily. But a good rich milk chocolate. Most American-produced milk chocolates are mediocre compared to the Canadian/international versions I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why? Robin Hood has been my hero since I was seven years old. We had just gotten a VCR when I came down…