Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.
She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
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The Mystery of the Mist, Chapter 4
Urban fantasy/horror. Trans woman fire mage. D&d references.
I got called into the office at work today because I’m not meeting the standards of my position as a coordinator. I know that I’m not meeting them. I’ve been trying and pushing myself to do more but I can’t. I suggested that maybe I shouldn’t be a coordinator anymore. I’ve kind of been thinking about stepping down for a little while but I wanted to figure out how doing so would effect my pay.
Today in the office being confronted with my failings, being asked what I needed to be get up to “standards”, the only thing I could think of was, “I can’t work any harder, maybe I should step down.” So I said it and my manager explained that I would lose the $1 raise I got from being promoted and I would go back to being part-time, which he said would be 15-20 hours a week.
I crunched the numbers and if I cut all expenses besides rent, utilities, and food, it’s barely doable(if I go back to eating ramen). That’s if I get 20 hours a week, less than that and I’m sunk. I have a little savings but not enough to last more than a few months. 25 hours a week would be sustainable for me.
I feel trapped. I can slowly overwork myself or quickly run out of money. I’m supposed to talk to my manager the next time I see him, on Thursday, about this more.
Part of me wants to step down because maybe then I’ll have energy and focus to spare for writing. Maybe I could get some stories into publishable shape and try to build an audience.
Part of me is terrified at losing the (conditional) security my current paychecks give me.
I don’t know what to do.
I’ve been toying with combining two story worlds I’ve been writing. Really one story would be transplanted into the other’s world because the first story doesn’t have a really defined world, it’s just generic fantasy world(that isn’t entirely sexist or racist or queerphobic).
I was thinking about it and if I did this I would end up with at least three trans women as the main characters. One is a princess, one is a craftswoman, and one is a visitor from our world.
When I first realized this I had a moment of, “Wait is that realistic?”, then I remembered that world itself is impossible to the point where “Because of magic” explains 90% of how the “physics” of the world functions. Also, dragons.
I need to work on these stories more so I can release them. I’ve released part of both stories but they need to be combined and rewritten and then finished.