On a Sad Note…


I’m sad to report that Natalie has left the site. We greatly appreciate her work and her writing up to this point, and we’re sure she’ll continue to be successful in whatever her future endeavors may be. We’ve invited her to come back and post any time, and if she ends up posting elsewhere you can be sure we’ll link to her.

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  1. Well, damn. I was really enjoying seeing her tackle trans issues in a skeptical setting, and providing a good way to critically look at the intersections of gender and biology.

    Hope she picks it back up, here or elsewhere.

    • As far as I know, right now she’s taking a break and re-grouping. We will be sure to link to her if she decides to start writing somewhere new, but right now she’s not sure if that’s what she’s going to do. (This is according to Facebook, by the way. I’m not trying to speak on her behalf).

      Her writing will definitely be missed, but we will all continue to tackle issues relevant to queer skeptics.

      • Thanks for that clarification – I was fearing that she’d gotten threats or something. I’m still sad to hear that she’s left, but relieved that it wasn’t for that reason.

        Best of luck in the future, Natalie!

      • I have just read the article that is apparently the reason why Natalie is leaving. I must say that this has lowered my opinion of this site. Is it now an editorial position that self-harm is OK, to be encouraged even?

          • Then I amend my question, with apologies.

            I have just read the article on BIID. I must say that this has lowered my opinion of this site. Is it now an editorial position that self-harm is OK, to be encouraged even?

  2. This is very sad news. Best wishes, Natalie, if you get the chance to read this.

    She left some big shoes to fill, but I hope the network can find another trans woman blogger to join in.


    I really enjoyed her posts so far and was looking forward to regular entries. Now I’ll have to wait.

    And to everyone else on the site so far, it’s been great reading all the entries. Good things to read and learn from.

  4. Well this is incredibly depressing. πŸ™

    Due to my recent realization of my own transsexuality, Natalie’s articles were the most interesting for me. She will be dearly missed.

  5. This is a sad day. Her posts had definitely become many of my favorite. I hope she doesn’t disappear from the internet entirely.

    We will miss you Natalie πŸ™

  6. Natalie I’ve been enjoying your writing both as an official contributor and commenter.

    I look forward to reading your work elsewhere and I trust that the fine folks here at the skepchick network will let us know where to look for you in the future.

  7. I subscribed to this site because I enjoyed the posts I saw in skepchick from her. I am disappointed that she’s gone. Please link to her blog if she has one to share.

  8. I’m disappointed that Natalie and Skepchick have parted ways after her making such a stellar beginning, but I hope she’ll be able to post more illuminating articles elsewhere – and maybe the odd submission here too!

  9. I really enjoyed Natalie’s articles, as well as her comments on other blogs as well, so I do hope that she is successful in her future endeavours.

  10. Well, shit.

    No offence to the other writers here but Natalie was my favorite. I’m going to miss her. She was the one who finally convinced me of the error of my chromosomes=sex=gender mindset.

    If she starts writing someplace else be sure to post a link. I can’t get enough of her sweet, sweet brain gravy.

  11. For clarification, since there seems to have been a bit of misunderstanding… it was not quite as simple as my just deciding to leave. It’s not the kind of thing that I can discuss, but believe me, I would very much have liked to continue here, it just wasn’t really possible in a way that would have worked for both myself and for other parties. Or at least no such compromise was found before the decision was made. I’m sorry.

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