Mx. Stevie (or Stephen) Cole
Attracted to magic both practical & impractical
Writer of short stories and philosophical musings
Manipulating Language: VENUS VALLEY reads Helen Joyce's "Trans"
Welcome to a hard, sobering chapter. If you've just got here, this is a chapter-by-chapter release of my LGBTQIA+ philosophy book - for you, my queerly beloved readers, to debate, discuss, question, contribute, so the finished book speaks for us all. I'm breaking the flow of my chapter order, to respond to a book that does the exact opposite - and make it a lesson in the abuse and manipulation of language: Helen Joyce's Trans - When Ideology Meets Reality. Come down this rabbit hole, gentles and lady-men, with Venus Valley: Queer Philosophers' Forum.
"Where Did That Come From?" VENUS VALLEY Goes to Greece (part 2)
Welcome back to my book-in-progress! For those who've just got here, let me explain where "Here" is... Chapter by chapter, my learning & teaching LGBTQIA+centric viewpoints on philosophies & philosophers will be released to you, queerly beloveds, and your inputs will become edits as you debate, discuss, question, contribute, til the finished work speaks with all our genderfluid bisexual voices. Come join us again, gentles & lady-men, in VENUS VALLEY: Queer Philosophers' Forum.
Pleasure & Pain: VENUS VALLEY Goes to Greece (part 1)
Welcome back, queerly beloveds, to my little social experiment. My book-in-progress of LGBTQIA+ centric philosophy perspectives will appear here chapter by chapter, and you're invited to debate, discuss, question, contribute, and your inputs will become my edits, until the finished book speaks for us all. This time, we're starting our journey to where every philosophy learner is more or less duty bound to go... Ancient Greece. Welcome, gentles and lady-men, to Venus Valley, Queer Philosophers' Forum.
Where is VENUS VALLEY?
Welcome, again, to my little social experiment! Come with me and see LGBTQIA+ perspectives on famous philoso-phies & -phers, as I release my book-in-progress chapter by chapter, and invite you, queerly beloveds, to debate, discuss, question, contribute, and make your inputs into my edits, until the finished book gives our readers the chance to hear all our queer points of view. Welcome, gentles & lady-men, to Venus Valley, the Queer Philosophers' Forum.
Read This First (VENUS VALLEY Intro)
Welcome to my little experiment! I'm making my book-in-progress public, chapter by chapter, so you, queerly beloveds, can debate, discuss, question, contribute - and your inputs will be my edits, until the finished product is full of the voices of our awesome LGBTQIA+ community. Welcome, gentles & lady-men, to Venus Valley, the Queer Philosophers' Forum.
VENUS VALLEY: Prologue
This book is a social experiment. Being queer means questioning the philosophies of sex, politics & religion of those around us, or having ours questioned by them, on a daily basis. So my fellow rainbow flag flyers, let's philosophise together: Debate, discuss, question, contribute, as I release my philosophy study writing chapter by chapter online, & you'll all be my editors, your edits feeding into my final published product - so our readers will know it's not just me having one of my rants, but your voices, queerly beloveds, among & alongside it. Welcome, Gentles & Lady-Men, to Venus Valley: Queer Philosophers' Forum.
Holiday season page-turners!
SEASONAL READS OF 2022 A fast-paced Christmas season needed some peaceful moments - at the end of a busy touring run for His & Hers Theatre Company's The Wizard of Oz, these were the little moments of literary magic I brought with me for the Christmas, New Year - & sexy wife's birthday - holiday!
Queer Tarot: Wands
Hello there one more time, my queerly beloveds! It should have taken a few weeks but instead it took many months, as having covid - and living in a world where covid happens - can take its toll on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health...
LGBTQIA+ Tarot: Major Arcana Catch-Up!
If you're familiar with the Tarot, you'll know it's set up in two halves - the Minor and the Major Arcana; if you're not familiar with it, you at least know that now! The Minor Arcana is pretty recognisable to anyone who knows the four suits of a classic deck of playing cards. The Major Arcana's set of symbols is what I've been writing to introduce people to. But I've been looking at them from queer people's point of view. Because what you may or may not know, even if you do know the Tarot, is how queer its history is!