In these times of unending attacks on trans women and sex workers, writing is a risk, visibility is a risk. Just existing sometimes feels dangerous. But I know precarity well, and I know my work is important enough to keep going.
I’m so proud of those of us telling our stories, fighting to exist and build something beautiful in every corner. I’m so proud of each and every one of us resisting the co-optation of our history and our struggle.
They have no idea how powerful we really are. But they will.
[image shows: Otter standing against a tree with grey bark. She’s wearing a cute black top and denim mini-skirt. She’s holding a copy of her novel, Conserve and Control]