When asked for a short biography, I offer “Queer, Poet, Photographer, Designer, Sister, Ordained, Card Reader, Kinkster, Blogger, and so much more.” . I came out as gay to my family and the world (well, the readership of the Chatham Daily News) in 1978. I have self-identified as Queer for more than a decade. My designs & photography, as well as my blog posts, are sex-positive and pro-diversity; created from a progressive point of view. . I'm a survivor first of childhood abuse, and then watching my communities decimated by a virus the rest of society ignored. I have PTSD, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and DAD (Dissociative Amnesia Disorder) but I #survive2thrive . Thank you.