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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…

The summer after my senior year of high school, I boarded a bus that took me to a plane that took me to the Recruit In-Processing Facility Orlando, otherwise known as Navy World, otherwise known as the now-closed Navy boot camp. The first step in my planned career in the…

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…

Last week, a mob, a riot, an insurgency of right-wingnuts urged on by our traitorous president and sycophantic members of Congress attacked the Capitol Building of the United States of America. They bloodied and killed police, well, they bloodied the police who weren’t holding the doors for them or taking…

I told you about my fan theory about The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher in my last entry. Tarot cards and all that. I offer that as proof that I am indeed a fan of the book series. I’ve been reading it for years. I’ve reread the whole series multiple…

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.

Battle Ground by Jim Butcher (


Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

A while back, I asked the readers of Ask Addi to make comments on why they may have a problem with the term cisgender. The answers I received ran the gamut from “it just sounds weird” to “it’s a slur you trans people made up to attack people like me.”…

So yes, this is about The Great Always Controversy of 2019, a “friend” spreading the misinformation a right-wing site posted, and my reaction to that post.

What actually happened: After Proctor and Gamble added a Venus symbol to the packaging for Always pads, a few trans men and non-binary people…

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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