I’ve been in NYC for 115 days. It’s hard to believe. Since then, I’ve been exposed to countless men who wear sexuality on their sleeve. It’s because of them that I realize I still have room for growth: For embracing sex as a natural bodily process. For embracing my identity…


Good evening, Dear Readers. As some of you know, I just got back from Dragon Con, the largest science fiction convention in the country. I’ll be honest. I expected to go, do my panels, and leave — no emotional attachment. Instead, I was replenished by the countless fans dressed as…


Good evening, Dear Readers. I hope you’re staying cool amidst this sweltering heat. At this moment, it is 93 degrees in New York City. I just went on a run (not the best idea), and I had to stop halfway through because my body began to overheat (No worries. I’m…


Good evening, Dear Readers. During my travels of NYC, I’ve come across quite a few spots that make for great entertainment — and also serve a good cocktail. One that I’ve come to know recently is Hell’s Kitchen, which, for those who are not familiar with New York’s geography, serves…


Good evening, Readers. I am pleased to say I have survived 68 days in NYC thus far. Though I moved here for the countless opportunities in writing, I can’t help but gawk over the gorgeous men who grace every corner street — in Manhattan, in Brooklyn, in Queens. …


Yesterday, I figured out why NYC is so good for me: It feeds my soul. As I sauntered through Columbus Circle, the bumble-bee taxis buzzing around, New Yorkers whisking from Coach to Whole Foods, my soul felt replenished.

That’s the thing about my soul. I’m not always sure what it…


Good afternoon, dear readers. I have survived 43 days in NYC so far, and though I have been overwhelmed, I haven’t yet been consumed by the stress. And that’s growth, right?

New York has tested me on a daily basis, whether that be through commutes — filled with flashy and…


I’ve almost been here for two weeks, and I already feel like I’m a different person. It’s not a bad thing. I just feel energized by the goings-on of the city — breathing in the air of another place, with its own ideas and diversity of opinions.

More than anything…


Okay, so I made it to New York City. Finally. As I sit in an Airbnb on a rainy afternoon, the train cluttering along outside my window, I realize it’s possible to do this. I, a lifelong Arkansan, can make this happen.

Sure, the subway system is more complicated than…


The Arkansas historian details her coming out journey.

This is the third interview in the “Queer South” series, in which I interview LGBTQIA+ individuals thriving in the American South.

Photo Credit: Clay Turner

Clay: How old are you?

Heather: I am 34.

Clay: Where are you from?

Heather: Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Clay: Are you a…

CFTurner

Hailing from Manhattan, C.F. Turner is a realistic fiction author and blogger of all things sex-related.

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