Long story short, try to use "Old English", "Early Medieval English", and "Medieval English" instead of "Anglo-Saxon"!
In addition, "Anglo-Saxon" has increasingly come to be used a term of identification for white supremacists, and to serve white supremacist narratives. It is for these combined reasons that the (very few) people of colour in European medieval studies have been calling for the phrase "Anglo-Saxon" to be left behind.
Anyway when I was there last month I got Leslie Feinberg's Transgender Warriors
Giovanni's Room in Philly is one of the oldest queer bookstores in the US. I always pass by it on the walk to my doctor, at an LGBTQ-focused clinic, and it's really important for me to stop there whenever I'm in the area.
I was closeted for so long that so much of the history of people like me, so much of my own history, feels hidden, like I have to seek it out and dig it up. I didn't get to know who I am. It feels like it was all stolen from me.
"Are you a boy or a girl?"
"No, I mean what's in your pants?"
"The very likeness of a roasted crab."
Absolutely thinking about leaning into my transsexual fairy witch destiny by offering my services as a fairy godmother who causes a huge scene when I arrive late to your baby's christening or whatever to cast a vaguely threatening but also hopeful prophecy over them, then I insult your guests, eat as much of the food as I can, and storm off.
Hit me up if you are having a baby and want this to happen.
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