Published Work



May 2014, A Safe Girl To Love. Topside Press. (Winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction.)

Short Fiction

June 2016, “What To Call You” (Matrix trans lit issue) (excerpt)

Nov 2015, “Couldn’t Hear You Talk Anymore” (The Offing)

Feb 2015, “A Love Like In The Movies” (Rookie)

March 2014, “Lizzy & Annie” (Self-published zine with exclusive illustrations by Annie Mok. Copies available in person or by e-mail. ($5US/$6CAN))*

Oct 2013, “How To Stay Friends” (Plenitude)*

July 2013, “Gas” and “Me and You” (Anomalous Press)

Oct 2012, “Other Women” (The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard: Topside Press)* (Winner of the 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction)

(*s indicate stories included in A Safe Girl To Love)

Personal/Literary Essays

May 2017, “More Fear, More Love, More Honesty: A Call for Intimacy in the Works of Marginalized Writers” (CBC Arts)

November 2016, “No One Makes It Out Alive: A Trans Reading of Little Shop of Horrors” (GUTS) With Morgan M Page.

Summer 2016, “Natural Links of Queer and Mennonite Literature” (Journal of Mennonite Studies)

April 2016, “Zucker’s ‘Therapy’ Mourned Almost Exclusively By Cis People” (Harlot)

Jan 2016, “Seeing Lili Elbe” with Jonathan Kay (The Walrus)

July-Sept 2015, Recaps for the show “I Am Cait” (The New York Times ArtsBeat)

Mar 2015, “Rise of the Gender Novel” (The Walrus)

Feb 2015, “The Days of the Phoenix and The Emerald City” (Untangling The Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships, and Identity: Ooligan Press)

Jan 2013, “Move Around” (Two Serious Ladies)

Oct 2010-Sept 2011, “Balls Out: A Column on Being Transgendered” (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency) (P.S. While it seemed pretty funny at twenty-three, I would probably name that column something different today. I have conflicting feelings about it now, for sure, but given that it’s up there for good, well, boorishness lives.)

Aug 2011, “A Guide to Towns and Cities (Anomalous Press)

Aug 2011, “Dead Line” (Line Zero)

Nov 2010, “How To Not Be A Smoker (Cavalier Literary Couture)

Nov 2009-March 2011, Gloriously Awash in Sin (a collaborative art/writing blog between me and Carly Bodnar)

Book Reviews

July 2017, The Bone Mother by David Demchuk (Winnipeg Review)

February 2017, Next Year, For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson (Quill & Quire)

July 2016, Small Beauty by jia qing wilson-yang (Winnipeg Review)

May 2016, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Plenitude)

Mar 2015, “No Heroes” (The Walrus) (on Morgan M Page’s At Land, Sybil Lamb’s I’ve Got A Time Bomb, Trish Salah’s Wanting In Arabic, Dane Figueroa Edidi’s Yemaya’s Daughters, Imogen Binnie’s Nevada)

Mar 2015, Aquarium by David Vann (Winnipeg Free Press)

Jan 2015, The First Bad Man by Miranda July (Winnipeg Free Press)

May 2013, Nevada by Imogen Binnie (My Own Blog)


July 2014, “Bill C-36 Endangers Sex Workers” (The Manitoban)

May 2014, “Greer Stomps On My Fragile Freedoms” (Winnipeg Free Press)

April 2013, “Bullying” (The Manitoban)


Mar 2015, The Walrus. With Chris Berube.

June 2014, Winnipeg Free Press. With Jen Zoratti.

March 2014, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. With Morgan M Page alongside Trish Salah.

August 2013, Heroines Of My Life. With Monika Casey.

May 2013, enGender. On Helen Boyd’s blog with questions from T.T. Jax alongside Red Durkin and Imogen Binnie.


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