2019 was A LOT, y'all. I finished my diss, graduated, moved cross-country, and started a new job I love. I lost friends and made new ones.
*With Kate Ozment, "Digital Enumerative Bibliography as Preservation of Feminist Labor."
*“James T. Kirk, Ideal Citizen.” In: Assessing the Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek: J.J. Abrams’ Final Frontier
. Ed. Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Ace G. Pilkington. McFarland& Company, Inc., 2019. Pp. 166-177.
*“Shiny Happy People.” Outside/In Gains A Soul
. Ed. Robert Smith. ATB Publishing, 2019: 241-243.
So much of this year was an exhausted blur, really. But thinking about it, what I'm proudest of this year was pushing back on bullshit to take care of myself. Now, I've paid for that in a few ways, mostly in lost friends (or "friends") but I also think I'm so much healthier for it. So yay adulthood, I guess.
Now the next step of course, going into 2020, is going to be pushback on a bigger scale. The world is a mess, y'all, and we need to fix it. But I look around, and actually, so many people are prepared to do that. These last few years have been awful, but what we've fought every step of the way. So: We'll keep fighting.
I want to write an essay, a proper one, on how Fandom Saved My Life. This was such a rough decade in so many ways, personal and professional. Fandom was what got me through it. Writing fic for the first time in ages helped save my sanity. I think a few times fan friends saved me just by being there or listening in the darkest hours. Reading fic has become a huge comfort when I'm exhausted and depressed. So to friends and fans--thank you, thank you, thank you.