Best of Valprehension

New to Valprehension? Get a sense of what this blog is all about with some of the best stuff I have to offer. Posts from blog series are generally excluded from this list, so consider hopping on over to check those out too!

All-Stars: All-Time Most Read Posts
Cleavage-Shaming
Genderqueer/Non-Binary 101
Is it misgendering to call a binary-identified person ‘they’?
Recognizing Demisexuality

Demisexuality: debunking a common misconception

Conversation Starters: Most Commented-On Posts
[Posts featured as most-read were not considered for this list]
Shit Cis People Say: ‘Cis is a slur’
Polyamory and Jealousy: we’re having the wrong conversations
If you’re into me, you’re not straight: orientations and attractions to non-binary people

On inclusive and exclusive spaces, and why actively cultivating ‘safe’ exclusionary spaces is vital
Pregnant people are people too

Hall of Fame: Guest posts! Because I love my guest bloggers
Stranger on the train
Sex Vs. Rape Vs. Power
An open letter to men who date women

Kasey’s favourite posts, by topic:

Gender, Genderqueerness, Trans-ness
How I feel about my genderqueer identity… and everything else, really
Brief thought: Gender identity and self-doubt
A transgender double-bind
Who really has gender issues?
Things I tell myself upon being misgendered
“Who cares if you’re genderqueer?”
I don’t know why I identify as genderqueer. I just know that I do

Allyship
What to do now that you’re aware of your privilege(s)
“Not All Men!”: Redirecting defensive energy

Abuse messes with your brain
“Abuse-logic”
Remembering abuse
Writing about abuse, thinking about abuse

Words Mean Things, Words Do Things
Grammar is important, but not in the way you think
Identity and Labels part 1: Marginalized Identities
Can we please stop calling for a single, ‘standard’ non-binary pronoun?

Social Justice Pot-Pourri
Forward Thinking: How should we punish people for moral failures?
“Natural consequences”, and drinking while female
On ‘over-reactions’
Brief thought: stereotypes
The conflation of virtue and weakness
What I’m talking about when I talk about being triggered
‘Consent is sexy’ is an insidious message
Communities are better than community

Personal stories and terrible poetry
Love and silliness
So how’s life?
Things I tell myself upon being misgendered
Sweet Everythings
Prose poetry