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[Author's note: This is a follow-up to my first post on The Border House. There are many ways to transition and not all of them involve hormones. While I want to share my journey, I don't want my transition to be … Continue reading
Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Jordan Salari: Jordan Salari (or “Salari” as he’s commonly known online) has written on various mediums over the years such as cinema, television and music, but most likes to talk about (and of … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Bobby Arthur: Bobby Arthur is a freelance writer and marketing communications professional living in Toronto. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and his XBLA Gamertag is WhiskerRub. Odds are there is someone in your life who … Continue reading
This time around, Rawles and I talk about Skyrim, Saints Row 3, and other games that have character creators and how they relate to diversity issues in gaming. Unfortunately, I sound a little weird and there’s a few blips … Continue reading
I’ve never really been much of a game-modder, myself. I’ve always preferred the vanilla experience, half out of laziness, half out of not wanting anything to break my savegames. While some people love getting every ounce out of a game, … Continue reading
You could say I found my womanhood on the island of Vvardenfell. My life has been, in many ways, a master class education in the fact that games are never “just games.” You see, the setting of Elder Scrolls III: … Continue reading