"Who" (as the Caterpillar asked) "Are You?"

In some ways that's a complicated question. But generally I'm just me. I'm non-binary transgender. I prefer the title "Mx" or "Dr" if/when one is needed, and my pronouns are they/them or sie/hir. Or in some instances, "Sir".

I live in semi-rural Oregon in an 85 year old cattycorner cottage with my partner and our cats -- Isis, Samhain, Binx, Dragon, and Cleo.

I believe in justice. I support the marginalised. I believe survivors. I was raised with "Question Authority".

I'm Autistic. I was dxed in 2014 and later found out I was also dxed as a small child circa 1964. So many struggles suddenly made sense! Identity first language for me, please and thank you. I'm autistic, I don't "have" autism.

I am Autisticat! Kill all the puzzle pieces!

I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/EDS. I was diagnosed in 1972 when I was 11. I'm severely disabled thanx to it, POTS, & probable MCAD; I've been housebound for over a decade.

I'm eccentric, unconventional, goofy, and mischievous. I was at the Summer of Love (Well, okay... I was only 6 years old at the time. But I do remember playing with all the other naked kids in the fountains while the adults picnicked and watched the bands... *g*) My hair is hot pink with lavender sides (this week). I collect rainbows.

I'm an artist. I create. I design, make, and sell StarCATS Cat Toys, buttons, and other things at Redbubble and Amazon (search for "Starfire Studio" to find shirts. Currently I'm designing journals, too.) I've made Mutant Enemy paperdolls -- Mutty must do the Dance of Joy!

I'm a writer. I've written two collections of non-fiction metaphysical stories from clients and friends who generously allowed me to share their personal stories: Visits From Beyond and Angelic Encounters. I've also written a young adult fantasy novella, Oak and Mirrors, under the pen name Ceri Evans.

I've been working on my family tree since 2006 and having SO MUCH fun! Many records are digitised now, so I can do research at my desk when I'm up to it.
I've had several DNA tests (ancestry, 23&me, and familytreedna) and via the results, some of the people I was certain were my 3rd ggp's siblings (but had no papertrail) probably were, because I match them at the 5th cousin level! So far this includes Mary Ann Jordan Brennan's brother Martin, and Patrick Brennan's brothers James, Thomas, and John, and sister Catherine Brennan Roach.

I bounce. I sing. I scoot. I spin. I howl at the moon. I skip. I *tacklehug!* my friends. I snuggle. I nap in my nest. I twirl. I dance in the rain. I meditate. I play. I've got wild 'n' crazy feet!! I love.

I love a snarky, well-written character, such as Methos, Spike, River, the 12th Doctor. I don't really watch much tv or many movies anymore; too many auditory processing issues.

I daydream. I watch bees and dragonflies and birds in the garden. I sing along with our treefroggies.

I read. I giggle. I write. I dance. I learn. I cherish my friends. I write. I thrive.

I'm autistic. I'm silly. I'm eccentric. I'm spiritual. I'm strong. I'm growing. I'm goofy. I'm moody. I'm neuroqueer. I'm fabulous. I'm loving.

I'm a multiple brain injury survivor. There's a lot of my life I can't remember, but even though I'm post 21 years from the first and worst one, I keep getting back more memory all the time. I was diagnosed with cfs/me, fibro, and arthritis in 1998 and celiac disease in 2006. The fibro and arthritis are mostly in remission due to diet. I have a lot of other food allergies and sensitivities as well. I have severe chemical sensitivities secondary to a long-term exposure to termiticide. I think all of these are actually manifestations of the EDS/POTS/MCAD triad. It's challenging.

I have an unique way of looking at the universe. I'm spiritual, but not religious. I'm qenderfluid/genderqueer & have a lot of trouble understanding why gender is such a major issue to most people, because ... what difference does the plumbing make to who someone IS? Or how they look? But then to me what we look like is just the meat suit, not the person.

I am: ace, artistic, autistic, bouncy, brown-eyed, caring, compassionate, creative, determined, dreamy, eccentric, eclectic, enthusiastic, forthright, friendly, geeky, genderqueer, giddy, goofy, honest, idiosyncratic, imaginative, impulsive, insatiably curious, intuitive, joyful, kinky, kooky, loving, mischievous, moody, neuroqueer, off-beat, open-minded, original, peace-loving, psychic, quirky, random, spiritual, strong, stubborn, tactile, unconventional, vivid, weird, whimsical, xenophilic, young at heart, zany.

I love to: adventure, be myself, blow bubbles, bounce like Tigger, catnap, collect rainbows, create, dance, daydream, draw, dream, expand horizons, explore, frolic, grow, hold hands, howl at the moon, hug, imagine possibilities, jingle, jump, knot celts, laugh out loud, learn everywhere all the time, leave my mark, listen the rain, make things, nap, observe, play with bullwhips, pretend, quest, ramble, read, sing, snuggle, surf the web, tincture, transform, unite, visualise, watch butterflies, work with energy, write, (e)xaminate the universe, yawn BIG, zip from one thing to another, zoom!

I love: 80s music, bells and ribbons, belly dancing, blustery days, cats, dragons, dragonflies, dreamtime, edible landscaping, fairy lights, flannel sheets on cold nights, flights of fancy, fog, full moons, fullbody hugs, genealogy, honesty, inspiration, joy, kookiness, long massages, mischiefmaking, my cats, my chosen family and my friends, my comfy bed, my incredible partner, mysteries, mysticism, nudity, organic gardening, parasols, prisms, quiet times, reading nooks, serendipity, serenity, soapmaking, sparkly things, strength training, sustainable living, synchonicity, thunderstorms, waterfalls, windchimes, wordplay, yarn, zentomology

I read: almost everything! children's books, cookbooks, crafting books, energy working books, erotica, fantasy, fiction, gardening, herbalism, historical fantasy, history, holistic health and healing, metaphysics, mysteries, permaculture, psychology, science fiction, sociology, spirituality. Some of my favorite authors and/or books/series include: Charlotte Macleod, Terry Pratchett, Agatha Christie, the Betsy-Tacy books, A String in the Harp, The Four-Story Mistake, and more.

I strive to: appreciate my blessings, be honest with myself and others, become stronger each day, believe in myself, create beauty, develop my abilities, embrace simplicity, feel and show compassion, grok, hold wonder, ignite creativity, just be me, love unreservedly, see the beauty around me, spread joy, trust my intutition, use my abilities wisely and always for the highest good for all.


You can email me using chris at this domain

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This page was last updated on New Year's Day 2019