“Aren’t we all queer? Different? Odd? Peculiar? Strange? Freaky? Weird? Losers in our own way?”
Here’s the press release that accompanied my appearance on Milwaukee WTMJ Channel 4 TV’s Wisconsin Tonight. “Double Exposure” speaks of bullying, basketball and being yourself By Rachael Glaszcz. CREATED Jan 30, 2015 Bridget Birdsall is an author who grew up in Brookfield. Her nephew’s suicide inspired her to write a book about victims of… Continue reading Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.
I am thrilled that Double Exposure made it onto the nomination list for the Teen Choice Book Award. Please help me spread the word, and please vote–it’s fun, fast and easy, I promise! Click here to vote:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLXJ2G3
How will you answer Leelah’s call for change? The recent death of Leelah (Joshua Alcorn) has created a storm of responses. Some coming from a place of love and compassion, others ringing with anger, blame, and the same intolerance that propagated the pain, which led to Leelah’s fatal decision. Those of us who’ve read Leelah’s suicide note… Continue reading A Call for Compassion for Trans Teens (And Parents, Too)
Article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: When Words Kill. By Bridget Birdsall. Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can actually kill you. Seriously. It happened in my family, and it could happen in yours. Jeffrey Fehr was different. He was handsome. He was 18 years old. He’d been the captain of his high… Continue reading When Words Kill: The Trauma of Bullying
The following essay was published Dec. 22, 2014 in the opinion pages of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal. By Bridget Birdsall Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can actually kill you. Seriously. It happened in my family, and it could happen in yours. Jeffrey Fehr was different. He was handsome. He was 18 years old.… Continue reading Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal: When Words Kill: The Trauma of Bullying
Panther Pause is a TV show produced by students at UW-Milwaukee. Here’s the interview they did with me about Double Exposure. This piece first aired Dec. 5, 2014. [vimeo 113859996 w=550 h=350]
I had the great pleasure of appearing on the Mitch Henck Show on December 3, 2014. In this radio interview, we talked about my book Double Exposure, and some of the important themes it brings up, such as dealing with differences, the meaning of intersex, and the importance of anti-bullying initiatives.
Who was your favorite character to write about and why? Aside from my primary protagonist, Alyx Atlas, who will always have a special place in my heart, the character who made me laugh was Alyx’s quirky, quasi-mentor, Uncle Grizzly. Despite his enormous tattooed girth, his Harley riding rough side, and the fact that he… Continue reading Q & A with Author Bridget Birdsall about “Double Exposure”