"It is only possible to betray where loyalty is due." -- Muriel Spark, /The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie/ (1961)
rhagenwau: hi / e / ei + aspirant mutation
Awdures Gymraeg ydy hi. Mae'r overgrown schoolgirl yn ysgrifennu; gwisgo gymslip am wisg ysgol; gwïar, gê yn y grug; gwyddbwyll; yn Gatholig. ⚧
The duality of Gwen. Prosody may be power, but so is persona: a prudish rosary-rattler and a deviant painslut, depending. Fully adopted Cymraes. Pray your decades and beads, comrade.
Diolch yn fawr am ddarllen. Dw i’n ysgrifennu nofel gwïar am ddod allan am y tro cyntaf fel menyw drawsrywiol drwy bŵer y Gymraeg fel ail-iaith.
"A very vicious chess player," bar manager, Hotel Park Plaza (Boston)
Education as situating 'the feminine' — linguistically, symbolically, psychologically, socially, etc — is a quintessential motif of my academic work, fictional novels, and personal aesthetic. I'm trans. And happy to be me. Dw i'n hapus iawn nawr. Anachronism as psychic self defense and uniform of alternative vocational commitment.... /adjusts tie, straighten pleats ... timeline hopping eccentric writer with a wardrobe from the 1930s who defies conventions by establishing her own.
This is my author’s page, with a little information about my publications, past and forthcoming, as well as my activist writings. *ALL* proceeds, royalties, and material benefits from my writing are donated to Stonewall Cymru — in support of the rights of all Welsh speaking trans folk, like me.
CHELSEA MANNING IS CIA.
“I’m not interested in the words or the meaning of the words. I’m interested in disappearing in it completely, to not be aware of yourself at all. That’s the way music works for me. It’s purely emotional. It goes straight to the heart. There are no explanations. That’s just it.” - interview with Karl Ove Knausgård