Creatrix Tiara enjoys exploring ideas around arts, tech, community, identity, liminality, belonging, and social justice. http://creatrixtiara.com
Y’all are missing the point of KonMari: it’s NOT about decluttering.
An examination of the KonMari method and people's cultural misunderstanding of 'sparks joy'. Originally written in 2016 but gaining traction in early 2019 after the Netflix special 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'.
Battling depression as an Australian international student
Drawn from personal experience as an international student in Brisbane dealing with mental health issues.
For My Own Pleasure: Hiring a Sex Worker as a Queer Woman
A personal essay about being a client of sex work. Paywalled.
You Need Help: Taking the Leap to Study Abroad
Advice on study abroad for a prospective student heading into the US!
Asians In Asia View Cultural Appropriation Differently Than You Realize
Claims that Asians live in some sort of racially homogenous paradise impose a Western Orientalist view of the ‘Homelands.’
“Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Occupy Everything Together”: Remembering Brazilian Lesbian Activist and Politician Marielle Franco
Rio de Janeiro Councillor Marielle Franco, who was assassinated on 14 March 2018 after speaking at an event for the empowerment of Black girls, was a firebrand of a politician, feminist, and human rights activist whose work was deeply informed by her experiences as an Afro-Brazilian Catholic lesbian woman born and raised in the favelas.
Lesbian Married Couple Battle South Africa’s Homophobic Dept. of Home Affairs Over Spousal Visa
Binational lesbian married couple Wendy Kessman, from the United States, and Nomfundo Ngidi, from South Africa, have been dealing with multiple complicated setbacks from South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs over spousal visas, in yet another example of same-sex couples being discriminated against by the South African government despite marriage equality being legalised in November 2006.
You Need Help: When You’re Ace and You Want to Be More Than Friends
Assisting someone dealing with brand-new desires and communication with new partners.
9 LGBTQ People Speak Out About Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Exploring PMDD through the lens of LGBTQ people living with the condition, an underrepresented population.
Playlist: My 2018 Brand Is Queer Lady Magician
Talking about my history as a fan of magic and my plan to explore it further in 2018 as a performance form!
“The Alternative Is Awful”: Sexual Justice Pioneer Carol Queen on Why Sexual Justice Needs to Evolve | Autostraddle
Interview with Carol Queen on the future of sexuality and sexual justice.
Gift Guide: For The Travelin’ Queer In Your Life | Autostraddle
A gift guide for the travel-minded!
Holigay Gift Guide: Trusting Gender Traitors Is Never Dangerous | Autostraddle
A gift guide themed around "gender traitor" from Handmaid's Tale.
Australia Says YES to Marriage Equality | Autostraddle
News reporting on the postal survey result for same-sex marriage in Australia.
Mastodon 101: A Queer-Friendly Social Network You’re Gonna Like a Lot | Autostraddle
All about social network Mastodon and its queer-friendly roots!