writings on queer, autistic and absurd life in a gendered world
Queer Without Gender is the online home of indie and DIY author K. A. Cook.
They are a panalterous, polyaffectionate, aro-ace, genderless, autistic, feminist-ish, really-fucking-queer person who experiences chronic pain and mental illness. They write creative non-fiction, personal essays, short stories and novels about all of the above on the philosophy that if the universe is going to make life interesting, they might as well make interesting art. Frustration about the lack of diverse representation is surprisingly motivating, at least when they’re on the right combination of meds to manage the keyboard.
They are the author of several short fantasy stories combining ridiculous magic, cats, disability, bacon, mental illness, microscopic gnomes, aromanticism, the undead, verbose eldritch entities and as many transgender autistics as any one story can hold. Don’t ask them to explain the bacon, because they can’t. Cats, on the other hand, are warm and stimmy, so this hardly needs explaining.
They struggle with the art of responding to comments, be it from pain, anxiety or avoidance, so they beg your patience on this point.
They’re all about long-form writing, be it fiction or non-fiction, so please expect to sit down and spend a few minutes employing the scroll button.