Writing

I write novels, creative non-fiction, and articles centering on feminism, queer identities, pop culture, and literature. My writing has appeared in several publications, including Xtra Magazine, Bella Media Channel, ViceElectric Literaturethem.usUpworthy, The Muse, and Class Lives: Stories from Across the Economic Divide.

I’m also co-host of Bitches on Comics, a podcast about feminism, queerness, and comic books, and a staff writer with SYFY WIRE’s feminist vertical, FANGRRLS. I’m feisty, I’m sometimes angry, I’m sometimes funny, but I’m always bringing realness.

Below is a selection of some of my favorite pieces grouped by loose categories. If you’d like to see all of my work, check out my nifty portfolio at:  sefleenor.contently.com

 

Gender+Sexuality

The persistence of fat-shaming in queer TV, Xtra Magazine

Batwoman is here, queer, and bringing important gender representation to the Arrowverse, Bella Media Channel

Practical advice for transgender and nonbinary folks navigating the job search, The Muse

Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work, The Muse

Swamp Thing, queerness, and loving the monster, SYFY WIRE

The Gender Binary is Limiting Our Imaginations, SYFY WIRE

Lesbian, Gay and Queer Couples Have Relationship Issues that Don’t Have to Do With Being LGBQ–and TV is Finally Catching Up, Bella Media Channel

Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels that Take Us Beyond the Gender Binary, Electric Literature

Deadpool 2 is More Queerbait than Queer Representation, them.us

Cameron Esposito on the Return of “Take My Wife” and Creating Important LGBTQ Representation Onscreen, Bella Books Blog

How a T. rex Name SUE Became a Nonbinary Icon, them.us

How Bartenders Are Learning to Stop Sexual Assault on the Job, Vice Broadly


Adoption and Alternative Families

Adoption is More Than a Plot Device, SYFY WIRE

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Gets Adoption (and It’s Refreshing),SYFY WIRE


Body Positivity+Diet Culture

The beauty of superpowered and supernatural fat people, SYFY WIRE

Thanks to Deadpool 2, We Finally Have a Fat Superhero, SYFY WIRE

How Quitting Dieting Changed My Life, What’s Good by V Blog


Science Fiction+Fantasy+Horror

John Constantine’s Long Journey to Being Out, SYFY WIRE

What’s with All The Fridging Lately? SYFY WIRE

The History of Deadpool’s Pansexuality, SYFY WIRE

7 Bisexual+ Characters Who Redefined Coming Out, SYFY WIRE

10 Lesbian, Bi, and Queer Women in Sci Fi and Fantasy TV Right Now, BellaBooks.com

10 Survivors of Sexual Assault in Genre, SYFY WIRE


Personal Essay

Imagine Me and You gave us a queer rom-com before we were ready–and right when I needed it, Bella Media Channel

How Steven Universe helps me grieve my father, SYFY WIRE

Boys Need Female and Nonbinary Heroes, Too, SYFY WIRE

How Quitting Dieting Changed My Life, What’s Good by V Blog

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Gets Adoption (and It’s Refreshing), SYFY WIRE

Vacuum Cleaner Truth Class Lives: Stories from Across the Economic Divide

Finding Purpose by Stepping Away: My Sabbatical Experience, TheFoundYear.org


Books+Art

Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels that Take Us Beyond the Gender Binary, Electric Literature

“So You Want to Talk About Race” Review, Denver VOICE

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen is a Book For Our Times, Denver VOICE

Homelessness, Healing, and the Arts, Denver VOICE


Homelessness+Class/ism

Laughing in the Face of Defeat in “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat”, Denver VOICE

Insecurity and Loss in “Evicted,” Denver VOICE

St. Andrew’s Moves Forward with Tiny Home Village Plans, Denver VOICE

Homelessness, Healing, and the Arts, Denver VOICE


Social Justice

They Fled from Murder in El Salvador and were Surprised by Sanctuary in a U.S. Community, Upworthy

Prodigy Coffeehouse Empowers “Our City’s Next Great Generation,” Denver VOICE

St. Andrew’s Moves Forward with Tiny Home Village Plans, Denver VOICE


Profiles

Local Artist: Leti “Darlina”, Denver VOICE

Civil Rights Activist, Trailblazing Librarian, Greater Park Hill News

Vendor Profile: Stephanie Rogers, Denver VOICE