What The Devil Card Means in Tarot,
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Orthdoxy Can Suck It


I have been reading Tarot Cards for a number of decades and generally find them to be a useful tool for many things. Among those many things is not “telling the future,’ “finding answers,” or…


The alarm rang, but she had been up for a longish while already. She didn’t need to be reminded that today was a big day — today was the day for which she had been born, in a very literal sense.

She walked over to her alarm clock…


by Erica Friedman

Sammy came out of the lab, shoulders hunched over.

“Failed again?” I asked over my shoulder from inside the clean washroom, as I ran the nanosoap over my fingers, with painstaking precision. We’d taken to dying our hands green first before washing, so we were absolutely sure…


A Letter to the Young Queer Girls in the Future Who Use Silver Pens

In the mid-80s, I was a young lesbian who read a lot and, naturally, was looking for books about people like myself. There weren’t many, although I found Jane Rule, Katherine V. Forrest and others’ work…


Morning starts early for us. I guess that’s for everyone, though I haven’t really ever understood why. It’s not like we’re better, fitter, smarter, or stronger when we’re sleep deprived, but I guess that’s not what they want from us anyway.

And it’s no earlier for us than…


1) Personal
“Thank you for your blog post of January 19th, it means a lot to me that you remembered to post today. I had something to share with you, even though it is irrelevant to your post, but because I know that your every post is meant to be…


When the Squeaky Stair is Silenced By a Body Pillow

by Erica Friedman and J. Lynn Hunt

Anime, Japanese animation, does not make it into mainstream media coverage all that often. Despite rising profits, sold-out theatrical releases and the top US comics publisher in 2017 being neither Marvel nor DC…


“A radical minority ruins the experience for the majority. “ — said by someone, about everything ever.

I’m active on Quora, a popular Question and Answer site. Active enough that I’ve been Top Writer for 5 years. Every month or so, someone asks a question claiming that the site is…


Intersectionality. A term we hear a lot these days. Coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Intersectionality is the idea that our multiple identities as members of distinct cultural groups intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities and that these “intersecting” social identities affect and are affected…

Erica Friedman

Speaker, Writer, Information Pro, geek marketing, LGBTQ manga tastemaker, culture junkie, essayist.

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