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a study in silence
23 September
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"I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences. [...]

[W]ithin the war we are all waging with the forces of death, subtle, and otherwise, conscious or not-–
I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior.
--Audre Lorde, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"

If I know you in real life, you're going to learn some shit here. Consider whether I would want you to know these things. Treat what you learn with respect.


This post is the best place to begin reading this journal.

I'm a white genderqueer queer person from the US. I'm fat and mentally ill. At this particular moment in my life, I am pretty flexible on pronouns, with a preference that people avoid them. When that is clunky, I usually take male pronouns, just because that is what I receive most often and what I am most used to. E/eir/eirs sounds pretty good, too.


This journal includes some triggers for suicide, self-harm, depression, and gender disphoria. I will put the worst of these behind a cut, but they crop up often and it is important to me not to censor. If you don't think you can be safe when reading about these things, you may want to check the tags before reading, or skip my posts when you are feeling bad.


Vulva-loving Superstars: Please e-mail me at recidivist@vaginapagina.com or VPTeam@vaginapagina.com with problems/questions/comments regarding vaginapagina, or post to contact_vp.


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"Writing is a struggle against silence."
--Carlos Fuentes