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NEW ANd NEW-iSH
5 May 2019: I’ve launched a Patreon to help move forward with my multimedia memoir project! Follow along here patreon.com/rahnealexander and watch me work the kinks out of the system!
12 Feb 2019: Being A Person, Being In Public at Post45 — I get to bask in the esteemed company of some amazing, smart, and funny women scholars (including Claire Jarvis, Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Mesle, Kathryn VanArendonk, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Tara Bynum, and Jane Hu ) in a roundtable discussion about the hardest thing in the world: living in it.
Sept 2018: The fine folks at the Post Office Arts Journal asked me for a contribution, and so I gave them a revision of part of my Paulina Peavy art talk from earlier this year, Merry Métier.
16 Aug 2018: Here's a longish position paper I wrote & presented at the 2002 Radical Philosophy Association Conference: Yet Another Effort, If You Would Become Gender Outlaws. It was a brash, radical transfeminist salvo when there was very little discourse about these things. I'm sure parts have not aged terribly well.
Posted in honor of the passing of Queen Aretha Franklin.
1 Jan 18: I contributed an essay to The Resilience Anthology, from Heartspark Press. This is a result of the great trans women's writers' workshop run by Topside Press -- with some 30 contributors this is set to be one of the largest anthologies of poetry and prose from this corner of the trans community.
SELECT PAST PUBLICATIONS
"First Times," Baltimore Style, Feb 2017
“ACA First Person,” Queen Mobs Teahouse, Jan 2017
“Retraumatization,” Queen Mobs Teahouse, Nov 2016
“Smile, Degenerette, You’re In Louisville,” Fire Pit, Eight-Stone Press, Oct 2016
“No Exit 2,” Geo-Poe, Eight-Stone Press, Feb 2015
“Heretic to Housewife,” What Weekly, Jan 2015
“Tulsa,” Saint Lucy, Nov 2014
“Now, Voyager,” Take Me There, Taormino, ed., Cleis Press 2011
A full archive of personal essays, reviews and other writing for Baltimore City Paper, 2006-09