Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Here's last week's interview from Out in the Bay...

It was fun -- and, you even get to hear me read briefly from three of my books, oh my -- listen here...

4 comments:

thissouthernfaggot said...

I was very interested if this interviewer would ever acknowledge their pronoun flops. They eventually did, but in a very, very strange way

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

I was so grateful that he didn't start off the interview by saying so, you identify as "she," in spite of your "masculine" voice... Yay!!!

(Also, I did tell him beforehand that yes, I prefer "she," but it doesn't particularly stress me out when people make mistakes, I mean when they are actually mistakes.)

But wait -- now I'm going to listen to the interview -- I mean I was there, but I didn't get to listen from the distance, right? And now, for the distance...

Love --
mattilda

thissouthernfaggot said...

I have noticed that people do that a lot for your introductions. I can imagine that to be frustrating and yes, the difference between mistakes and, well, non-mistakes (assholery?) is vast. I often find myself having to explain to my roommate why I get very defensive when people I know use the wrong pronoun, but don't make any fuss at all when someone at Waffle House makes the same mistake.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Darling, I agree entirely -- I have noticed with me that certain people who prioritize masculinity (even on the trans continuum) will insist on calling me "Matt," even if they never knew me as Matt! (That's actually why I dropped the "Mattilda aka Matt" part of my name -- the emphasis was supposed to be on Mattilda, but instead people would switch it around and act like the "Matt" was more "real,"oh no!) Or, even stranger are the people who decide on "Matthew," which no one except my birth family has called me since I was maybe about 10. Sometimes mistakes can be productive, for sure, and then sometimes, as you say, not mistakes at all but "assholery."

Love --
mattilda