This Green Velvet Jacket Helped Me Understand My Nonbinary Identity
It’s about being able to say, oh, gender? It’s no big deal. I just threw this gender on today.
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Much Ado About Nothing
Christina Orlando (they/them) is the Books Editor & Publicity Coordinator for Tor.com, where they get to be a book nerd all day. As a freelance writer covering poetry, gender, and sexuality, their work has appeared Electric Literature, gal-dem, THEM, Adroit Journal, and Book Riot. They are the winner of Spotify’s Sound Up grant for people of color in podcasting, and their first audiodrama will debut later this year. They are a champion for diversity in the literary community, and dedicated to supporting marginalized voices across the publishing industry.
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