1. What the Fuck is the Cuilverse?
2. Introducing Cuil Press:
Michon is putting out their Chthulu-like feelers for content that they deem worthy of the title cuil.
What Michon, Gentleman Goddess of Cuil Content, wants:
Give Michon your baudiest, your queerest, your sexiest, your smartest, your marginalized, your destruction of the status quo. They want to see romance based on communication and compatibility. They want to see Black and indigenous main characters.
Show the Gentleman Goddess real BDSM, biologically-accurate erotica, and truly ethical polyamory and not that abusive shit they keep trying to shove down our throats. Show relationships based on trust and friendships that matter more than romance.
Ze doesn’t want the facets of a person to be larger than the story itself. Ze want it to be part of the story but not the main focus. The characters should all primarily be dynamic. Ze wants to see them interact with the world and exercise agency, rather than being slaves to “destiny” or plot.
Important note: Michon is a minority of minorities and as such is a stickler for accuracy, research, and authenticity. If you do not belong to the marginalized group you are writing about – or even if you are – and if you are writing about subject matter that requires some accuracy (history, biology, mental disorders, disability, any of the sciences, etc.), know your shit. Michon will judge how realistic and logical the story and decisions are, even if the background is fantastical. Ze is sick of characters doing things for no reason).
Ze will accept most genres but prefers sci fi/fantasy, horror, speculative, bizarro, erotica, and absurdist fiction. Ze is partial to unique takes on classics like vampires, werewolves, fairy tales, shitty goddes, aliens, and alternate history.
What Michon abhors:
The Gentleman Goddess doesn’t want to see normal, contrived crap. If you’ve got some typical love story, some sci fi/fantasy that focuses more on world-building than on the realistic portrayal of the inhabitants responses to their world, send it elsewhere.
3. Need A Cuil Reader?
Not sure if your diverse characters are cutouts or dynamic? Hire me to as your Sensitivity Editor. As a minority of minorities, I can certainly provide some insight into whether your story/ies will fall flat or resonate with the populations you’re writing about.
Why Choose Me?
There’s a very good chance I’m one of the oddest people you’ll ever come across. I’ve had a highly unusual life and tend to fall into the most marginalized categories of both identities and experiences.
Who Am I?
Since I appreciate full disclosure, I’m letting it all out in the open: I’m Black (with Irish and Cherokee thrown in to fuck things up further), autistic, aromantic, noetisexual (a new term coined by yours truly), demisexual/asexual (though not a celibate one), polyamorous, Relationship Anarchist, autodidact, relationship fluid (an invention of Louisa’s), disabled, single parent, in poverty, kinky switch/Dom/me, assigned female at birth, synesthetic (most notably visual/touch), intersex, genderqueer, Army brat, survivor of several forms of abuse, left-handed, singleish, and pansexual.
What Have I Experienced?
My disabilities and health conditions consist of endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, fibromyalgia, eczema, secondary anxiety and depression. I’ve lived in severe poverty for my entire life, including prior, some recent and likely impending homelessness. I’ve had several major surgeries, survived more rapes than I can count, and narrowly escaped stalkers, domestic violence, and murderers. I’ve been writing cuil fiction, my invented intersectional queer and poly genre, for over 16 years. I raise my children non-traditionally with my sister. I’m also a not-quite widow; within months of one another I lost both a former female partner and a current male partner.
What Do I Know?
I attended many schools, majoring in areas as diverse as Drama, Instrumental Music, Choir, Dance, Aviation Maintenance, Teaching and Technology, Brain and Mind Studies (which includes an in-depth integrated approach to the different disciplines dealing with, well, the mind), Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, Objectivism.
Of course, that’s only my education on paper; since the age of 12 or so I’ve also been a voracious self-taught student of history, sexuality, religions, cosmology, philosophy, math, technology; anything that caught my fancy.
I spend the majority of my time presently engaging in fleshing out the many corners of the cuilverse (the fictional, intersectional world of my queer, polya characters), serving as Editor and Speaker for Postmodern Woman, and providing content for groups such as Intersectional Non-Monogamy (another invention of mine) and a few others of intersectional focus. I’m also a Sensitivity Editor and Accountability Counselor; offering a number of courses of varying topics I both have personal and educational experience with.
4. Want to Support My Work Directly?
…and receive cuil and/or Postmodern perks?
5. Want to Learn From Me?
Hire me to speak or lead a workshop at your university, convention, or business.
Please do note that, considering my disabilities, my parenthood, and as these times have become even more dangerous for people like me, I have access needs that will have to be discussed prior to my attendance.
List of courses (including but not limited to):
*The Metanoia Package:
-Unraveling Abuse Culture
-Riel’s Sensuality and Trauma Education
-Beyond Empathy: Developing Emotional Intelligence
*The Media Package:
-How to Write Cuil
*The Unveiling Pacakage:
-The Forgotten Queers
-Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Black People
-The Invisibility of Disability
*The Relationship Package:
-Aro Eros Arrows
-The Expanded Sexual Spectrum
*The Privilege Pacakage:
-Ally In Action