Jay Sennett |||

Why I Write

Excerpted from my daily writing:

I don’t remember ever wanting to write until I began to transition into manhood. The need to explain myself to myself overwhelmed me. Tracy Baim gave me the opportunity to write, so I did. The page and my life were blank. I filled them with words that became stories.

That is why I like gender stories. That’s how I first made sense of my gender and my choices. As a series of stories. They have changed over the years and are now open for revision. But that act of making sense has been about making stories.

That is where I learned to write, and why. I had to. Otherwise I fear others would have chosen my stories for me. Or worse, I would have chosen their stories over mine.

Olivetti showroom in switzerland 1957

Up next Radical Acceptance: My Work - Novel Writing Today I added a new category to this website: novel writing. Last month I signed up to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to Gratitudes: A Glorious Fall Day
Latest posts Body Words from the Past Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture ∙ No. 3 Do the Work Before the Work Does You In The Dildo Dilemma Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture • No. 2 Curated Reading in Progressive Art & Culture • No. 1 Just Red Vintage Ypsilanti Reflections Incense Hot Cross Buns on the Way Steampunk Spaceship Breckenridge Untitled Dvision Distortion On Transsexual Metaphors At the Continental Club Voices in Time: Sylvia Rivera Quote: Language Clouds with Power Tower How to Write 1.2 Million Words a Year Caveat Scriptor: Let the Writer Beware Scribbler’s Paradise A Female to Male Transsexual Reflects on Gender and Biology Transsexual Intel on Wearing a Bow Tie Writing In and Out Images We, The Transsexuals Scribbler’s Paradise: 100% Effort You: A Transsexual Love Story Sincerely, Your Transgender Friend When a Beta Reader Says No Do I Write What I Want to Read?