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 […]

how to be a rock star

Lesson One Stop caring about what other people think of you. Lesson Two While nervousness proves a real, honest challenge, never let it show! Lesson Three Make it look easy. Lesson Four Be prepared! Strings break, equipment fails, batteries die, and sound systems and room acoustics often suck. Be prepared! Lesson Five The show must […]

blockchain is punk

Wide distribution of power lies at the heart of anarchistic thinking. While “punk” and “anarchy” do not necessarily imply one another, they often overlap. Punks tend to balk at centralized authority, as do anarchists. A short leap of logic concludes that we therefore dislike centralized technology. Concentration in technology long parallels concentration in political power. […]

Grrl on Grrl Podcast interviewed me!

Today my interview with Grrl on Grrl Podcast came out!  We discuss, among other things, The science of gender identity The music of Axis Evil “Ladylike” behavior as a source of personal empowerment Cultural appropriation Psychosexuality Model minorities Big thanks to June Owatari of Grrl on Grrl Podcast for working so hard to put this […]

on this blog’s new name: “gender punk 360”

I recently changed this blog’s name from “gender punk” to “gender punk 360”. Why? For ethical and branding reasons: Primarily, I owned “genderpunk.net” but not “genderpunk.com”. However, I do own “genderpunk360.com” and think a “.com” makes a better impression on potential readers. More abstractly, “gender punk” is a general term used widely in our community […]

two years and seven love songs (with lyrics)

Axis Evil, the musical arm of this outreach effort, turns two years old this Valentine’s Day. As the project music started out of romantic frustration (with the song “Talk”), I thought I’d post the seven love songs I have written in the last two years. Also, I intend to reference these as a group in […]

taking abuse for not being “ladylike” enough

I expect that many women receive abuse from their loved ones for not being “feminine” enough, by which these loved ones mean not being “ladylike” enough. I received such abuse for the first time in my life last night, from a mentor and dear friend. He is a keen observer of woman and generally a […]

the one song I kept (artistic synthesis)

I’ve released two rock albums since transitioning. Moreover, these are the only albums I’ve ever released. I wrote all the songs for these albums post-transition… except one. Here I talk about that one and why I kept it. The song is called “Voice in the Distance” and it appears on my debut album “City of […]