Addison Smith

There is a phenomenon that most people are unaware of; Facebook will ban you for reporting someone for making inappropriate comments. You think that’s not how it works? Well, you must not be trans.

I know some people are going to say that it isn’t true. They’re going to say…

Some definitions before the story:


  1. to make able; give power, means, competence, or ability to:
  2. to make possible or easy:


  1. to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence:
  2. to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.:

Enable is more passive. In the case of online criminality, it would be merely providing…

Thought on The Inauguration

An Irish Catholic man and his wife who holds a doctorate in Education.

A woman of African and Indian decent and her Jewish husband who don't share a last name.

A new cabinet secretary and his husband.

A Black woman fire fighter labor leader leading and…

Yes, I usually write about LGBTQ+ issues, but I’ve been concentrating that writing on a project that I’m not ready to share on Medium quite yet. (That’s why I haven’t been posting much for a while.) Therefore, I’m going to share a bit of fan theory with you all.


Sometimes you need to step away from the things you love to keep loving them

The holidays were rough for me this year. Family strife lead to what I hope is a short-term schism.

My dating life has been confusing lately. A rather cruel rejection, followed by an unexpected connection which was followed by . . . I’m not sure what to call it. It’s…

Addison Smith

I’m an LGBTQ+ DEI educator, activist, and writer living in the Midwest with my cat. Call me Addi. They/She. Booking and more info at

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