The Long Ladder of Shame
In this chapter, the author suggests that people like her – a trans Chicana sex worker who is chronically homeless – are terrorized by America’s obsession with pathogenic medicine.
C.L. Severson is a transfemme poet and sex worker wandering around the country giving lectures on herbalism and astrology. She is the director of Queer Astrology Club (QAC) and loves providing free coursework on all things ancient and magical to queer people of color. Her current obsession is the contemplative art of tattooing.