A lot can happen in eleven years.

Unsurprisingly, the Empress reissue has coincided with other evidence of the passage of time since its original release in 2001. (I mean, aside from me just every so often saying, “Geez, has it really been eleven years? Dang.”)

Most recently I was delighted to hear from one of the book’s early supporters, who as a teenager arranged one of my first events with a gay-straight alliance in Washington.

Now that reader, Kyle Lukoff, is a school librarian who’s just finished writing  a YA novel of his own. He’s also published an essay, “Taking Up Space,” in Gender Outlaws: the Next Generationedited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman. Go, read, and remember the name.

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