Managing Black Anxiety

Image: A black figurine holding a hand to their head, which contains a jumble of red particles and has “stress lines” emerging from it.

In my latest story on Medium, I discuss the anxiety I experience living as a Black person, and call for awareness and compassion this Mental Health Awareness Month.

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/managing-black-anxiety-91f87c4d69bd?sk=fa626866b8a411c815f5b5ae29ebd631

Welcome TransTech Members!

Image: E.C. Pizarro III, a Black man wearing a teal jacket, smiles while standing behind a table with fliers, buttons, and a black drape reading “TransTech Social” in rainbow-colored lettering.

In today’s story on Medium, I welcome new Medium members coming from TransTech Social Enterprises.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/welcome-transtech-members-722157dae560

Breaking Binary Boundaries

Image: Netflix banner for Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda, featuring Polaroid-style headshots of Hannah and the seven other featured comedians: Jes Tom, Asha Ward, Chloe Petts, Krishna Ishtha, Alok, DeAnne Smith, and Dahlia Belle.

In today’s story on Medium, I write about the Trans Day of Visibility and the genderqueer comedy special, Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/breaking-binary-boundaries-84d4ee7e73ed?sk=0414fb4bb0ad7c986d401c261cec1e39

I’m the Only Black Resident of Disney Dreamlight Valley

Image: My Dreamlight Valley avatar has a chat with the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella.

In today’s story on Medium, I discuss the absence of Black characters from the game Disney Dreamlight Valley

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/im-the-only-black-resident-of-disney-dreamlight-valley-5fedc58c8943?sk=5f41aa204138610ac6f29a50b1e779f1

Why Billy Joel’s New Deepfake Video Makes Me Sad

Image: Billy Joel performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2017. Photo by slgckgc, CC BY 2.0.

In today’s story on Medium, I react to the AI technology used in the music video for Billy Joel’s first new song in 17 years,  “Turn the Lights Back On”.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/why-billy-joels-new-deepfake-video-makes-me-sad-d26bb5896558?sk=a5d29659de2e7b65ad0475b73e8521c0

My Mac Memories

Image: With Leo Laporte at the 2008 Macworld Expo. This was before my gender transition, when I still had hair!

In today’s story on Medium, I celebrate the 40th birthday of the Apple Macintosh computer with memories of my Mac use over the decades.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/my-mac-memories-7e2b699463d9?sk=44070d932ed7510ae538aeeddb1e8bb0

Commemorating Black Brilliance on Wikipedia

Image: Side-by-side photos of Richard Hunt, Andre Braugher, and Grace Bumbry.

In today’s story on Medium, I write about my volunteer work on the Wikipedia articles of three Black artists who died in 2023: Actor Andre Braugher, opera singer Grace Bumbry, and sculptor Richard Hunt.

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/commemorating-black-brilliance-on-wikipedia-7abe4cd0191a?sk=b20d397fdea3d4f6f43eb6fbb8970d60

My Black Transition: Ten Years On

Image: Headshot of Pax Ahimsa Gethen, by Gwen Park.

In today’s story on Medium, I discuss how a decade of gender transition has opened my eyes to injustice.

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https://medium.com/afrosapiophile/my-black-transition-ten-years-on-1ad5ebcc41f0?sk=a7acb65cbe90eb9a2e7e740a3089136a

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