Alex Blaze

New contributor!

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 14, 2007 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: gay shame, Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore

We have a new contributor on board here at Bilerico!

Mattilda a.k.a Matt Bernstein Sycamore, a talented writer, blogger, activist, and editor operating out of San Francisco, will now be sharing her insights with us on this blog. Mattilda wrote Pulling Taffy, described by D. Travers Scott with:

If David Lynch and David Wojnarowicz created a rebuttal to Will and Grace, it could very well be this book. Sycamore's keen eye reveals the everygay as not merely absurd but grotesque. Like good drugs, Sycamore's writing leaves me craving more.
Mattilda's also edited several books, including Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving, Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write about their Clients, That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation and its follow-up, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, and she works with Gay Shame to fight the commercial/assimilationist machine co-opting queerness.

Mattilda blogs at Nobody Passes, and her website can be found here. Please give her a big welcome!


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Bruce Parker | May 14, 2007 5:24 PM

Mattilda a.k.a. Matt, I couldn't be more excited to have you join us. Welcome.

Oh, thanks so much -- I'm looking forward to it as well! -- as for my complicated name, do just call me Mattilda.

Love --

Awesome. I read Pulling Taffy a few years ago - good read. I think my copy is even signed. Cute blog, Mattilda.

Mattilda, I'm so happy you've joined the blog. I'm sure you'll be one of our readers' favorites soon. Settle into your new digs - I can't wait to read your first post!

Yay, a Pulling Taffy reader! And I'm glad you like the blog, Barrett -- your blog is lovely. And Bil, thanks for the welcome! We'll see if I become a favorite of the readers... I hope that I at least stimulate some glamour and controversy.

Mattilda, glad to have you on the blog. If you have any questions of a technical nature regarding the blog - like how to upload pics or something about how the site works - just drop me an email. jerame@bilerico.com

Perfect -- I will certainly let you know if I have questions, thanks so much!

Welcome! I'm excited, I love Gay Shame. Does this signal some change in geographical focus for bilerico?

Yes, I think bilerico is going national, while maintaining a local focus -- although really you should ask Alex or Bil about that one, thanks for the welcome!

Marla R. Stevens | May 17, 2007 8:53 PM

You're a coup! Hurrah for joining bilerico!