October is The Month of Harvest *giveAway inside*

Devon is making a writing contest, with a prize, even. WooHoo

Devon J Hall

Screenshot_7For Witches, October is more than just ghost hunting and candy collection. A lot of people revert to the story of how Witches dressed their children up like demons and zombies to protect them from the evil that would be set free on Hallow’s eve.

They say that our ancestors taught the “gentile” to do the same so that the demons would get confused and leave children alone.

Perhaps that’s true, but it’s also for us, the time of the Harvest. Samhain is about letting go of the past and moving on into the future with a clean slate.

We cleanse our homes and lives of the negative things, people and reminders that bring us harm and we move into a new year, with a bright clean homestead, freshly welcome and open to positive vibes.

I honestly feel that is what I am going through right now, a metamorphosis of…

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I am so damned tired

Devon is weary.

Devon J Hall

I know in comparison my life is not in shambles, I know that there are a million, hundreds of millions of people right now who are truly suffering. This doesn’t make me feel any better. I am trying hard to remember that I could be in far worse circumstances.

I tried hard not to engage with someone who took a post I made about Nazi behavior as a dig at him – this person is constantly thinking about himself first. His life is always worse than anyone else’s.

Recently he sent me these messages in response to my official post about how I feel about Nazi culture.

I was going to ask you guys to donate make a patreon or a go fund me or something, but the truth is I just don’t have the energy to ask for help. I’ve never been good at it.

It is going to…

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Depression is Real and So is Ignorance

There is a cruel ignorance and Nicole shows us a man who is one of its faces.

The Lithium Chronicles

It’s suicide prevention month, and as most of you know, suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and teens, second to motor vehicle accidents.

Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am (I rarely sleep when I am beginning to swing) and went to twitter and saw the following from this ignorant fool:

Now we know that this guy is clearly lacking any sort of empathy, but my issue is that in 2017 we are still having to battle this ridiculous fucking mindset – ignorance – and with these people who have these platforms and followers who struggle with mental health themselves.

It is never okay to discount an illness, not fucking ever, that is the stuff that stops people from reaching out for help, and that is never okay.

Unkind people are usually that way because others have been unkind to them, but there is…

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It is NEVER your fault

Devon encounters a sneaky creep taking up-skirt pics. She is a woman of action.

Devon J Hall

On Thursday night after a late night of doing some Pride stuff with the CJSF Pride crew, I left SFU Harbour Center in Vancouver and headed out to grab the train.

I ended up stopping because I saw this amazingly talented singer busking just outside the train station. Now Buskers are all over Vancouver, but this guy? This guy had the voice of an angel. It was one of those “This is really cool to see” moments.

I called the CJSF pride crew told them to come out and for about thirty minutes we hung, had some laughs and listened to some great tunes by a phenomenal singer.

It was one of those moments you know? One of those moments that seem insignificant at the time but later when you look back you realize, that was something special.

It was also one of those moments I think, that leads up…

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The (Third) Elephant In The Room: Yet Another Gender Q&A

Sam offers an update on a trans journey.

Let's Queer Things Up!

One reason why I’ve really enjoyed having a blog is being able to see how my views and self-insight have changed overtime. And this is why I’ve done a question & answer about my gender almost every year now — I want to demonstrate the ways in which gender can be fluid, and affirm that our ideas around identity and transition can shift or evolve (and yes, that’s totally okay!).

I’m a little late on this one (we’re like, halfway through 2017 now, can you believe it?), but if you’re new to the blog, this is something of a check-in to see where I’m at in my transition. And as always, if you have more questions, you can tweet me!

These are essentially the same questions as the last two years, with a few new ones thrown in that I’ve been coming across in my inbox lately. Here we go!

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