About The Name of This Site:
The day I was setting up this WordPress, the super-talented Annie Mok told me one of my favorite bars in New York had changed its setup. I texted her a lot of caps and the phrase, “I hate everything,” to which she said, “Progress never stops for nostalgic transsexuals.”
Casey Plett is the author of A Dream of a Woman, Little Fish, A Safe Girl to Love, the co-editor of Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers, and the Publisher at LittlePuss Press. She has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. A winner of the Amazon First Novel Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, her work has also been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
I love Miriam Toews more than almost anything. I’m from Manitoba more than anywhere else, but I spent my adolescent/college years in Oregon and as an adult I’ve lived in New York and Ontario for many years. I’m a trans woman and my writing tends to center around that. I’m a Menno going all the way back but I don’t speak any Plautdietsch (if you don’t get it, don’t worry about it). I’m one of those gross people who likes the smell of cigarette smoke and age-wise I’m about as Millennial as you get.
Current Location: Brooklyn, New York
Illustration Carly Bodnar