Ashton P Woods – what about today?

Ashton P Woods is a man with a lot going on and a lot to say. He was good enough to give me some of his time when we were at Skepticon together.

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http://www.ashtonpwoodsforhouston.com

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it all comes back to necromancy

If I say “Atheists in the United States need to think more about how we interact with folks in minority religious groups” I’m guessing that’d be pretty uncontroversial. There’s one group of people almost ALWAYS left out of those conversations. 

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check out Tony’s Kickstarter here 

zach

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We spend a lot of time saying we need to talk about mental health. Let’s go ahead and have that talk. My friend Zach has had a long road through mental illness and recovery, and he wants to be a therapist to try to prevent other trans folks from going through what he did. Content note for serious in depth discussions of mental health and recovery, including references to self harm and suicide. Above all, take care of yourselves, friends.

Here’s a link to Zach’s fundraiser if you’re in a position to help: https://bit.ly/2woO5Ct

Here’s some information about Emotional Dysregulation Disorder: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Borderline-Personality-Disorder

Note: A more common name for Emotional Dysregulation Disorder is Borderline Personality Disorder. That phrase comes with some pretty serious stigma, and Emotional Dysreglation Disorder is a proposed change to the name that has been suggested by some professionals, and is the term Zach prefers.

Here’s the skills workbook Zach talked about: https://www.guilford.com/companion-site/DBT-Skills-Training-Handouts-and-Worksheets-Second-Edition/9781572307810

Here’s another skills workbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B7weav7I59bKbbrcTLs7Repb5gN04BGu/view?fbclid=IwAR3-sEITI1eYvHn7std-FjF3TTG2e_M-KMYGiZvlF-KAdsxE4nY2IcY57IU

Here’s some info on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/

queer criminology

the criminal justice system was simply not made for queer and trans folks. this week we’ll hear two stories of it’s failure, and learn about one person’s efforts to fix it.

For further reading, check out below with Shanna’s notes!

1. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Queer Ideas/Queer Action) – https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Justice-Criminalization-People-United/dp/0807051152

2. Queer Criminology: New Directions in Critical Criminology – https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Criminology-New-Directions-Critical/dp/1138824372/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=queer+criminology&qid=1553024988&s=gateway&sr=8-1

3. Criminology and Queer Theory: Dangerous Bedfellows? – This one is a textbook and is rather expensive, but thought I’d link it anyway – https://www.amazon.com/Criminology-Queer-Theory-Criminological-Perspectives/dp/1137453273/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=criminology+dangerous+bedfellows&qid=1553024910&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr 

4. Masculinities in the Making – not much to do with queer criminology, but a book I like to recommend to folks who wanna learn more about the social construction of gender – https://www.amazon.com/Masculinities-Making-James-W-Messerschmidt-ebook/dp/B014W132CA/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=messerschmidt+masculinities&qid=1553025512&s=gateway&sr=8-4

I also have a link to my profile as a PhD student. This link includes my CV and a blurb about my research: https://aysps.gsu.edu/phd-student/shanna-felix/

when the maps fail

is there ever really a time where things go like they’re supposed to? when it comes to rediscovering my sexuality post surgery, they sure didn’t. that’s not necessarily a bad thing. it’d be just cool if these things came with owner’s manuals.

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