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All Things Being Equal – Hollywood’s Casting Problem

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

When Cloud Atlas came out last year, many people (who weren’t familiar with the book or movie) were rightly pissed. There were shouts of yellow face, the usual “Hollywood is racist” articles, and the mystification as to why anyone would cast white actors in Asian roles at all, especially when prostheses were necessary.   Then, there were the expected responses: The script called for trans-racial performances (and it did), the actors were the right ones for the job (eh), and roles should just go to the best qualified performer,...

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Books Inc – Castro w. Rob Rosen & Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Title: Books Inc – Castro w. Rob Rosen & Baruch Porras-HernandezLocation: Books Inc. 2275 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114Link out: Click hereDescription: Books Inc. in The Castro presents an evening full of spooky and sexy supernatural stories with Rob Rosen, sharing his fangtastical and imaginative take on bloodsuckers with Vamp, Allison Moon sharing the delightful and enthralling second installment of the Tales of the Pack Series, Hungry Ghost, and very special guest Baruch Porras-Hernandez will set the mood for...

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The Girl Sex 101 Kickstarter Ends Saturday!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog, Sexuality | 0 comments

My new book project, Girl Sex 101, is almost done with its funding period. If you want to get a limited edition hardcover, original art, a custom story, or other things, back the Kickstarter now!     Share/Bookmark

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East Coast Dates! Boston and NYC

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog, Events, LGBTQ, News, Publishing | 0 comments

East Coast Dates! Boston and NYC

I’m getting ready to head East, visiting NYC and Boston for two 1-night-only events. New York:  Crowdfunding Your Queer Project: A Panel Conversation You have a great idea. You may even have a hearty platform. But can you translate that into enough funds to support your project? Learn from successful crowdfunders Allison Moon (Tales of the Pack series) and kd diamond (Salacious Magazine) as they discussed what worked, what didn’t, and what they didn’t see coming. Bluestockings Books 172 Allen Street, New York, New...

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Belated Reaction to Kickstarter’s Apology

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Blog, Feminism, Publishing | 3 comments

When everything went down with the “How to Sexually Assault Women” PUA Kickstarter project, I was incensed.  It was just one more insult added to the barrage of sexist, misogynistic, and hateful rhetoric hurled at women and good men in what appears to be a banner year for this kind of bullshit. And it was one more piece of evidence that the shitty men are winning.  The PUA piece of shit earned $16K for his project, and impressionable and lonely men who backed the project will get all the wrong answers about how to approach and...

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Goodbye Kickstarter: I Don’t Support Orgs That Support Rapists

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Blog, Feminism, Gender | 0 comments

As you may have heard today, Kickstarter has decided to honor the funding of a “How to Sexually Assault Women” book, despite the fact that the project is a clear violation of Kickstarter’s own Terms of Service, which prohibits the submission of content that is: “unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another’s privacy” It’s disappointing for many reasons, not least of which is indie artists (like myself) have used and trusted...

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Truth-Telling and Permission-Giving: Sexy Stories for Revolutions

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Blog, LGBTQ, Writing | 0 comments

I have an agenda. As both a sex educator and a fiction author, I walk in two worlds.  Granted there’s a decent overlap, but it’s sometimes been hard for me to figure out how to be 100% authentic without alienating fans of either of my careers. Where these two passions come to an elegant union, however, is storytelling. I don’t mean spinning a yarn though, I mean true, honest, storytelling. For most of my childhood I was either considered a weirdo or a confidante because I was gifted with very little shame.  I say gifted...

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How to Have Opinions About Art

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog, Reviews, Writing | 0 comments

In my former life, I was a theater reviewer, gallerist, and curator. I continue to be a passionate advocate for artists and will always be a great lover of art. Last year, I posted a sarcastic-as-hell blog post How to Write Bad Reviews. But I realize that people might actually be interested in how to be better armchair art critics. In an effort to replace snark with substance, I’d like to offer amateur reviewers some tips for writing useful and insightful reviews of books, film, and art. Start from a Place of Love:  Roger Ebert loved...

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Queer girl visibility poll!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Blog, Sexuality, Writing | 2 comments

I’m working on a sexy, new book project that has to remain on the DL for another couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I want to hear from you! This book will have a large cast of characters on the girlqueer-to-genderqueer spectrum and I want to know what kinds of girls you don’t think get enough representation in sexy books. Do you want to read more about FilAm fat femmes? Skinny AfroCuban butches? Deaf femme-faggots? What kinds of fabulous folks do you want to see more of?  Let me know in the comments!  In the meantime, stay...

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Allison Reads at the Cleveland Gay & Lesbian Center!

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Title: Allison Reads at the Cleveland Gay & Lesbian Center!Location: The LGBT Community Center 6600 Detroit Avenue, ClevelandLink out: Click hereDescription: I’m visiting the place where I came out AND giving a reading! This is so exciting! Come out to this FREE event on Tuesday, May 28 at the Cleveland Gay & Lesbian Center!!!!Start Time: 19:00Date:...

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