Saturday, January 19, 2008

The TransGriot's On Bilerico!

During my recent New Year's Day Internet radio interview with Ethan St. Pierre, he congratulated me for becoming a contributing poster to The Bilerico Project blog.

At the time I hadn't been notified by Bil or anyone connected with it that I was being considered, but that changed on Thursday afternoon.

Say congrats to the newest contributor to The Bilerico Project.

It's a huge honor. It's invitation only and they only add a certain number of new bloggers to their roster every year, so I'm thrilled to get the call since I'm a Bilerico Project fan as well.

It's a diverse crowd. I'm happy to be associated with some of the folks who post there such as Pam Spaulding (Pam's House Blend), Terrence Heath (Republic of T), fellow transgender bloggers like Rebecca Juro and Marti Abernathey, and other people I've come to admire like Rev. Irene Monroe and Nadine Smith. I'm looking forward to getting to know them better as the year moves along.

One of my resolutions this year was to focus more of my creative energy into my writing and my novels, and two weeks into 2008 it looks like that's already starting to pay some dividends for me.

I'm going to write original pieces for The Project on African-American transgender issues, and we'll see what transpires from there.


Unknown said...

You're a great writer, Monica, and that's the biggest reason why we asked you to join us.

The truth is that up until now it's been pretty much just Marti, I, and the occasional guest post providing the transgender perspective on things at Bilerico, and we've never had an African-American transperson offering their own unique view of the issues.

Personally, not only do I look forward to reading your African-American-relevant writings at Bilerico as I've been doing here for a long time, but I'm also hoping to see you take on some of the trans-specific topics I've read your take on here as well, and seeing your comments on the postings of other contributors.

I've been hoping to bring in more quality trans bloggers to Bilerico, and I think you're a great choice to be a part of that effort.

Welcome! :)


Stephanie said...

Hi Monica,

Congratulations and best wishes ... luv ya, hon. :-)

Stephanie Stevens

Monica Roberts said...

I wouldn't say I'm there yet as a great writer. There's always room for improvement ;)

But I'm thrilled to be joining the Bilerico team.

Mes Deux Cents said...


Congrats! I look forward to reading your posts on Bilerico.

Monica Roberts said...

Thanks Ms. Deux!

Unknown said...

We're happy to have you as part of the Bilerico family! I look forward to reading your first post.

(And remind me to kick Ethan in the butt for spilling the beans! LOL)

Monica Roberts said...

Bil, Becky,
Don't be too hard on Ethan. ;)

I think he was excited for me, especially after he'd heard about the crappy way my newspaper column ended.

But once again, thanks for the opportunity to join the Bilerico family.

Alex said...

Welcome to our site, Monica!

Monica Roberts said...

Thanks Alex. Looking forward to a long and happy association with the Project.