Ten Essential Short Stories by Trans Authors #Pride2023
Rad reading recommendations from Nic Anstett at Tor.com!
The first story I ever let myself write about gender was about a shape-shifting super spy. It was the summer of 2018 during my third week at the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop. I’d come out to my cohort as a trans woman at the end of the first week. I’d warn a dress to workshop in week two. Finally allowing myself to write about gender felt like the next logical step. This was all very new. I’d only just accepted my womanhood a few months prior and hardly anyone besides my partner knew the truth about my gender. Coming out and making art about transness with a group of people who were still essentially strangers might have felt daunting, but there was something about the environment at Clarion that made me feel this shift was safe and welcome. It wasn’t just the fact that I was in a cohort of people I trusted, including other queer writers, but the reality-bending work I was reading every day in my sparse UCSD dorm room.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.