I know I’m beating a dead horse when I say this, but 2017 was a really tough year. There definitely were some amazing moments which brought me joy, including when the court granted my son his official name change and when he started his transition, when I got to share my daughter’s incredible artwork on the cover of the Robogoblin Gazette, and when my husband brought me home a beautiful flower he made for me out of molten metal. But I talk about those moments on twitter whenever they happen, so today I want to focus on Skiffy and Fanty.
Three days after the 2016 election I sent an email out to the crew of the Skiffy and Fanty show to express my rage and heartbreak over the election results. It was clear that we had to do SOMETHING to fight back. We had to somehow make it clear that we weren’t having any of the xenophobic, homophobic, racist, ableist BULLSHIT that America had just declared support for. Due to my mental health, physical health, and current life circumstances, I felt helpess and powerless, so my role in the Resistance would have to be the actions I took to shape Skiffy and Fanty in 2017. But how? [Read more…]