Monstrous Love: A Blueprint for Homoeroticism in Frankenstein

A classic novel approaching its bicentennial celebration, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains a staple of any literary education. Comprised of a primarily male cast with a beginning and conclusion set in the masculine Arctic space, homoeroticism runs rampant as creator and created hurdle towards a final confrontation. Join me as I re-imagine this novel without the constraints of … More Monstrous Love: A Blueprint for Homoeroticism in Frankenstein

A Night with GSA

As October and LGBT History Month came to a close, LMU’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) gathered together on Halloween night to watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a staple in LGBT film. Celine Alvarado, GSA president, took some time out of her day to talk about GSA’s role on LMU’s campus and the importance … More A Night with GSA

The Loss of Identity: Autogynephilic Transsexuality in Jealousy

Fall into the tropical world of Alaine Robbe-Grillet’s novel Jealousy as I examine the complexity of the novel’s narrator. A story told in entangled arcs of narrative progression, Jealousy offers a fertile ground upon which to cast a critical queer lens. Journey with me as I argue for the autogynephilic transsexual reading of the narrator and the implications such … More The Loss of Identity: Autogynephilic Transsexuality in Jealousy

An Open Letter to the Straight and Cisgender Community

To my straight and cisgender friends, Today is National Coming Out Day. Started 29 years ago, this day celebrates the coming out process. For an LGBT individual, coming out is an important part of accepting one’s own identity, and it allows for an individual to publicly embrace that identity. Furthermore, coming out is an integral … More An Open Letter to the Straight and Cisgender Community

“Doctor Who” Writer Tweets Transphobic Comments

“Doctor Who” writer Gareth Roberts posted transphobic and homophobic remarks to his twitter account on Sept. 3. After receiving some backlash, Roberts has since deleted the comments from his twitter account. Identified as a “pretty prolific writer” by Bleeding Cool’s Joe Glass, Roberts has worked on six episodes of the “Doctor Who” television series along … More “Doctor Who” Writer Tweets Transphobic Comments

“Down the Stairs”

A tragedy that slowly unfolds through the perspectives of three family members, “Down the Stairs” is a short story that challenges the idea of what is acceptable to talk about when dealing with abuse and identity. The slow, haunting build up to scenes of intense graphic violence forces the reader to recognize the violence people … More “Down the Stairs”

Welcome

Hello Everyone, I am quite excited to be starting my new website. Now that I am beginning to expand my social involvement across several platforms, I felt it was time to create a base location where all my stuff can be found. As I continue to develop my site, expect to see several different things … More Welcome