August 10, 2015

I am honored to have my speculative nonfiction essay CHARITÉ included in the pathbreaking new anthology, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, edited by Raymond Luczak, forthcoming on Squares and Rebels in November. Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world,QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths.“An anthology often creates a community. In this respect, QDA is truly groundbreaking because it brings two wonderful communities together. There is not a single style, genre, or opinion in the book, but an orchestra of voices. Their seminal works mirror—and do not mirror—each other. Taken together, they light a brilliant path of honesty.” —Jennifer Bartlett, co-editor of Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability“Queer sexuality and disability places me so far outside the realms of the everyday that it renders people silent.” —Jax Jacki Brown

Here is a gathering of people with the transformative—and political—power of love that transcends gender and ability. Ignorance is the biggest barrier. I feel exhilarated that you might actually accept me as a sexual being; that you might see the deliciousness that is my disability.” —Andrew Morrison-Gurza


Writers in this book include: D. Allen _ Bex _ Jax Jacki Brown _ Lydia Brown _ Larry Connolly _ David Cummer _ Brenna Cyr _ Meg Day _ Christopher Dempsey _ Carl Wayne Denney _ Arthur Durkee _ Mark Ellis _ Monique Flynn _ Allison Fradkin _ Kenny Fries _ Joel Gates _ Beatrice Hale _ Tak Hallus _ Stephanie Heit _ Sara Ibraham _ Jason T. Ingram _ Cyrée Jarelle Johnson _ John R. Killacky _ Petra Kuppers _ Travis Chi Wing Lau _ Katharina Love _ Toranse Lowell _ Liv Mammone _ Kit Mead _ Donna Minkowitz _ Andrew Morrison-Gurza _ Zak Plum _ Marika Prokosh _ Kristen Ringman _ Michael Russell _ Barbara Ruth _ Lucas Scheelk _ James Schwartz _ Maverick Smith _ The Poet Spiel _ Whittier Strong _ John Whittier Treat _ Gregory Villa _ Ashley Volion _ Nola Weber _ Quintan Ana Wikswo _ Donna Williams _ Kathi Wolfe.