embracing burlesque (part 1)

I’m fascinated by burlesque, particularly because it welcomes women of all sizes and all biological sexes. (It of course welcomes men too!). I’ll discuss burlesque in more detail in forthcoming posts. To start, I’ll mention that I plan to develop a burlesque show. Between now and that time, I’m working to inject burlesque ideas into […]

new song: “3Jane”

Lyrics Growing a new philosophy is it grand design, or subtle folly? The serpent was anything but… …but this was an engineered forest, its fruit a postmodern delight Recording Experiments by Axis Evil Explanation Wrote this sometime in the late 1990’s while working through my gender dysphoria (and identity and bipolar disorder in general) as […]

Headbangers’ Ball

I just took a random sample [1] from the pool of 1980’s “Headbangers’ Ball” episodes [2], and counted the ratio of woman-fronted bands to man-fronted bands. The result is 2:29. References “Headbangers’ Ball – Best of 1988” – Aired 7 January 1989 https://www.headbangersballunofficialtributesite.com/episode-database

thrift store mysticism

I treat thrift store shopping as a mystical experience, as a spiritual discipline. Being somewhat of a mystic, and a massive optimist (see my post “curvilinear optimism“), I tend to believe that the Universe (or the Divine if you prefer) provides what we need to accomplish our missions in life as we need it (or […]

lessons in sexual technique from a professional

This story is currently under review and revision to ensure use of respectful terminology and clear statement of goals: “Become a world-class lover. Own yourself. Own your power.” – Emily Marie Williams My research concerning quality sexual technique leads me interesting places, most of which I will not reveal. On this website, I’ve previously discussed […]

the “system” and all the bars on the cage

If you only see one bar at a time, you will not know that you reside in a cage. Here I attempt a systemic view, a whole picture. This work requires further refinement, but it’s a good start: Update 5 August 2018 I received the following (welcome) response to this graphic: I responded as follows: […]

an allegory of affection from a Hindu goddess

I experienced the following dream: Walking through wilderness, I came upon a female tiger. She considered me, and I considered her—I calculated my next move through my fear, she simply calculated. Rapidly concluded that if I ran she’d chase me down and eat me. So I held my head up and approached her gently. Reached […]

declaring myself an arbiter of proper ladylike behavior

Today I officially declared myself an arbiter of proper ladylike behavior. Issued the announcement via Twitter and Facebook: Obviously I’m not a perfect lady myself, having immediately mocked the whole concept by using foul language in the second sentence of the announcement tweet. But this speaks to a fundamental issue: A proper lady will not […]

I figured out this whole “ladylike” thing today

“A ‘lady’ is a woman who, through her mere presence, simultaneously commands power while setting others at ease.” – Emily Marie Williams I achieved public womanhood on 14 July 2015 when I declared myself a woman before a judge and started living full-time as one. But as discussed several times on this blog, I work […]