Echo in NYC

Musing into the void

  • The New Governors

    The New Governors

    Wow, it’s been a while, huh? I started this blog ages ago, but as the pandemic happened I just… stopped. And that’s okay, I think holding myself to an arbitrary standard of posting isn’t great for my brain anyway. So anyway! I recently read a legal paper called The New Governors: The People, Rules, and…

  • Wild Wild World

    Wild Wild World

    Hi folks! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Since my last post I’ve been dealing with my mental health and just *gestures at world*. Right now I’m recovering from surgery, which is hopefully my last! It’s bizarre to think my transition is “done”. I use the quotes there as I firmly believe transitioning is a…

  • Face Time

    Face Time

    So in case y’all didn’t realize, I am a transgender femme. I don’t identify with binary identities, but my body dysphoria tends to align with the experience of trans women so I seek medical procedures similar to them. Recently, I had FFS, which is an acronym for facial feminization surgery. It was my first surgery,…

  • Thoughts on Joy

    Thoughts on Joy

    CW: USA Politics, trans violence mention

  • Brave


    CW: trans violence, racism, medical transphobia

  • Storms


    I’ve been reading a lot of philosophy lately. Well. I’ve been watching a lot of it… on YouTube. Regardless, I’ve been thinking a lot. About community. About society. About identity. About oppression. Most of us crave to belong to a community. And many of us do, to this peculiar monolith we call “society.” I call it a…

  • The Mind and Magick

    The Mind and Magick

    Content Warning: Mental illness. I just watched a Philosophy Tube video on abuse and trauma. It was an emotional watch, partially because of how I related. Not everything, of course; I’ve never been in an abusive relationship. I have written before on here about some of my mental health history and trauma. It was tough to write about, and…

  • Stay Safe!

    Stay Safe!

    I hear people say something a lot when I mention I’m going to a protest: “stay safe!” That’s always felt off every time I hear it, despite recognizing the concerned intent there. I think the events today have helped me understand why. Let’s be clear: I am not going to be safe. I don’t want…

  • Media Thoughts

    Media Thoughts

    So I haven’t written here in a while. Chalk it up to my intense depression and lack of motivation. This post won’t be very insightful or filled with meanings. I’m mostly just trying to get back into the practice of writing. While I write this COVID-19 sweeps the globe. Here in NYC, things are grim…

  • Binaries


    I’ve been thinking for a while about binaries. Yes, gender binaries plays into that of course, but I think there’s so many others that we don’t talk about. As an example, I’d like to think about polyamory vs monogamy. I won’t dwell on the definitions here as I’m going to assume my audience is already…