November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week. I’ve never shared this story with anyone before, mostly because it’s not really mine to tell, but also because it’s not exactly my proudest moment. But it informs some of what I’m trying to accomplish in my writing and will hopefully explain my perspective on why transgender awareness is so important.
Even mythology, the most seemingly universal works in the literary canon, should be examined for their intent, their effects, and whether alternate versions might be preferable.
For thousands of years, classical mythology has described this mythical-era kingdom as a multicultural melting pot.