Hi, I'm Kaelyn. I'm a queer, nonbinary/trans creator. My pronouns are they/them.
Image description: Mxtress at Machu Picchu, Peru. They are wearing a yellow T-shirt, a gray, plaid flannel shirt, a black windbreaker, a black baseball cap, and their transition lens glasses are tinted dark gray. It's overcast with swirling white clouds pouring over the mountains, and the site is visible behind them on a hill.
I've been moving away from thinking of myself exclusively as a writer and as more of a general artist. Writing is my main medium, but I've found that the more I try to fit myself neatly into a label, the less satisfied I am with it.
My work has included everything from fiction, to poetry, to scripts, to essays. I'm interested in trying my hand at podcasting and making videos. I've done some visual art, but only dabbling, really. My proudest accomplishment is having one of my best friends ask me to draw her a bouquet of wildflowers for a tattoo. Lately, I'm mostly making decorations for my very beige apartment.
In general, I'm an adventurous soul. I crave novel experiences. I cry a lot with little provocation. I love to cook, but not as much as I love to eat. I love science. I want more tattoos. I'm an extremely burned out former gifted kid. I'm basically a walking shitpost. I'd like to become a professor someday. Mental illness makes it hard, but I try not to live in the past. I strive to be more authentically me every day, and I try to live as loudly as possible so people like me know they're not alone.
I pretty much grew up on this site, from early teens through young adulthood. I'm ~30 now and boy howdy do I feel old thinking about what a wild ride it's been so far, and I know I have so much more ahead of me.
If you want to see my old work and some really bizarre commentary on my old life, you can see my old account, SurrealCachinnation. I lost access to it and am trying to recover it.
Thank you for on the writing contest i held (Found poetry). Note, the contest ended, but i hope to run another one soon.
Thanks! I think for the three people who entered it was a lot of fun, but really i probably made the contest too difficult. The previous one i ran (in 2019 i think) was about finding encouraging comments people had left.
Thanks so much for faving two pieces I recently wrote! I appreciate it.
And I'm glad to see your DDs handy here. Must return soon and read.
You're so welcome! It's been a couple years since I was active so I can't catch up on EVERYTHING I missed, but I'm trying to read at least a couple pieces by everyone I follow who's posted recently. I really enjoy your work. :heart: