Category Archives: Sex Work

Six More Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know

Back in January I published a list of Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know. To my utter delight, it was a super popular post and to date has been viewed on my blog over 1700 times! Of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Fiction, Montreal, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | 2 Comments

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, femme, Fiction, Lesbian, magic realism, memoir, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver, Young Adult | 1 Comment

A Valentine’s Day Queer Book Gift Guide

Maybe it’s because I’m a crazy book lover, but to me there is no better present for any occasion than a book.  So, if you’re buying someone—lover, girlfriend, long-term partner—something this Valentine’s Day, consider one of these excellent options: With … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, Asian, BDSM, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Dionne Brand, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Romance, Sex Work, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Sybil Lamb’s I’ve Got a Time Bomb: A Review of an Unreviewable Book

The only way for me to begin a review of Ottawa-born Sybil Lamb’s novel I’ve Got a Time Bomb is by saying it’s the strangest, most unique book I’ve ever read, and I have no fucking clue how to review … Continue reading

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A Narrative Punch to the Throat Indeed: A Review of Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang

Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang is not for the faint of heart.  As one of my fellow readers Julia on Goodreads wrote in their review: “JESUS CHRIST.  That is all.”  That pretty much sums up my feelings too. … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Indigenous, Lesbian, Queer, Sex Work, Vancouver, Young Adult | 7 Comments

The Best Historical Queer Women’s Fiction: A List of Personal Favourites

Sometimes you just don’t feel like living in your current time and place and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.  Luckily, we have historical fiction to fill that need.  Personally, I love reading books that were written in ye olden … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Halifax, Jewish, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance, Rural, Sex Work, Trans Masculine | Tagged | 5 Comments

Wonder-full, Sexy, Smart, and Scary: A Review of Nalo Hopkinson’s Short Story Collection Skin Folk

I’ve really been spoilt by fantastic short story collections this summer, and Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson is no exception.  When I say fantastic, I mean it in more than one sense: these stories are remarkable, especially wrapped as they … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Postcolonial, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto | Tagged | 7 Comments