What does it mean to confront and write through sexual shame–through how it silences bodies (my own and others) and heightens the traumatizing effects of repression? A gay man, I address these concerns as they impact queer bodies in particular. I’ve engaged such questions as a scholar–in articles related to intersections among queer theory and writing pedagogy. But now, more than ever, I trust the creative pen as a means to more vividly trace the blood and guts of where I was wronged–and who I wronged. I write to speak about desire in ways that turn me vulnerable, yet stronger in the process. So that I, and others, can recover. I hope you can find strength and purpose here, too. And I always welcome conversation. Email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.