As I said over at my former blogging network, this is a statement of total, pure, and unadulterated squee — much as I felt when surrounded by kittens last summer.
That this is my new home is incredibly thrilling for so many reasons.
It is my absolute honor and pleasure that you can count me among the heavenly (are atheists allowed to say that?) bodies joining The Orbit, along with, alphabetically, Alex Gabriel, Alix Jules, Alyssa Gonzalez, Ani, Ania Bula, Aoife O’Riordan, Ashley F. Miller, Benny Vimes, Brianne Bilyeu, Chris Hall, D. Frederick Sparks, Dana Hunter, Dori Mooneyham, Greta Christina, Jason Thibeault, Luxander Pond, Miri Mogilevsky, Niki M., Sincere Kirabo, Stephanie Zvan, Tony Thompson, and Zinnia Jones. Go read their blogs, too.
I have enjoyed being part of existing communities and platforms in the past, but being part of the foundations of a new one is a unique opportunity I could have never imagined having. Our collective, collaborative approach to writing, with an explicit social justice orientation and carefully-crafted policies, is exactly the sort of thing I hardly dared to dream of, yet here I am.