Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

If you can’t beat em, join em?

IMG_7825Recently, a number of women on twitter have joked about changing their online identity to that of a man. Men’s comments are more likely to be taken seriously, and are far less likely to be trolled with hate comments and threats of violence for their opinions.

In the literary industry, men are paid more, and receive more coverage, awards, and overall respect, as this week’s new VIDA count attests.


This morning, I saw one black woman on twitter’s hilarious remake of herself as a man.

I decided to play with what that might look like for me. A little while back, I took a few selfies wearing a fake mustache my daughter had. Here are some of my faves:


One comment on “If you can’t beat em, join em?

  1. 0mysecretlife0
    April 10, 2015

    Love it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 10, 2015 by in Uncategorized.

Upcoming Appearances

No upcoming events

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,797 other followers

Aya wins first place Independent Publisher Awards for UPTOWN THIEF, THE BOSS, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS

%d bloggers like this: