Abby's ramblings about this 'n that

The opinionated scuttlebutt has things to say

In Defense of Cleaning the Dirty Laundry

This piece was written in response to those who decry protesters as "provocateurs" and other names, and is an apology on behalf of those who do that work. (N.B., the definition of apology which means "a reasoned argument or writing in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine."

published on Aug 06, 2020

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No Identification without Representation!

Jun 29, 2020

I have a confession to make. I watched a steamy sex scene the other day and it got me worked up. So worked up, in fact, that it made me cry. Twice.

And that's why representation in TV and movies matters.

The existential crises of difference, privilege, and forks

Feb 18, 2020

A look into how we can talk about the struggles of people who lack privilege, and how autism fits in.

PSA: Misgendering and mis-naming

Oct 29, 2019

Uh oh! You slipped up and referred to someone with the wrong pronouns. Now what?

Being Vocally Supportive

Oct 22, 2019

As a trans ally, you may feel the urge to greet transgender people and let them know you support them. Don't.

PSA: Dogs in public spaces

Oct 18, 2019

An open letter to dog owners who take their dogs to human social events.

Things only a trans woman...

Jul 25, 2019

A follow-up to my last post, where I talk about things that are unique to trans women (i.e., things a cis woman wouldn't understand).

Surprising "woman things", one month in...

Jul 23, 2019

A bit of a random list of things that stuck out to me as I was learning how to dress like a woman (ergo, mostly apparel related).


Jul 01, 2019

De-closeting, with FAQ.