Riss is passionate about creating safe spaces for QTBIPOC. She is also passionate about evolving in her actions, language, and advocacy efforts (for all).
By Riss • Age 11 My mom places the phone to my left ear. I hear nothing. It feels hot. It feels uncomfortable. I know something should be coming out, but there’s nothing but silence. “Mommy, I don’t hear anything.” She looks at me quizzically and puts her cigarette on the kitchen counter. I switch … Continue reading SSD: A Timeline of Dealing with Single Sided Deafness
By Riss • I can’t look in the mirror anymore because I don’t want to see myself. My face is tired. My eyes are weary and my bags tell a sad story at 23. My smile? Nonexistent. My cheeks are so round, my arms feel heavy, and my thighs jiggle more than usual as I … Continue reading Slipping into My Pre-Pandemic Pants