fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

August 24, 2018

Review Roundup, Summer 2018

I have been falling deeper and deeper into the world of comics journalism, as evidenced by the fact that I spoke on a panel about it at Flame Con recently....

August 22, 2018

Flame Con & the Importance of Queer Spaces

I decided a little bit last minute to go to this year’s Flame Con, which is the world’s largest queer comics convention. I wasn’t sure if I would be feeling...

August 9, 2018

Hair That Comes Out For You

“Hi, my name is Jameson and I’m non-binary. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have great hair.” This is how I introduce myself at professional conferences...

June 9, 2018

Finding a Friend in Tabikaeru

Tabikaeru—or “Journey Frog” in English—is the newest mobile game from Hit-Point, the creators of popular cat collector Neko Atsume. But even before I downloaded it, I suspected it would be...

June 6, 2018

Defining: Transitioning

DEFINE IT: Many transgender people experience some form of gender dysphoria. Feeling ill at ease with one’s body and how others perceive it often leads to some sort of desire...

May 17, 2018

Conf Report: Railsconf 2018

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at Railsconf again this year, which was held in sunny Pittsburgh, PA! (Just kidding, it snowed the whole time even though...

April 21, 2018

Programming While Trans

Last year, I did a hand-written zine style article about my experiences in the tech industry as a nonbinary person and it was published in one of my favorite magazines,...

April 6, 2018

Review Roundup, Spring 2018

As you may know, in addition to my writing about tech, ethics and LGBTQ issues, I’m also a reviewer of comics and cartoons, two mediums that are very near and...

April 4, 2018

Let Me Tell You About My OCs: Learning To Live With Shame

Let me set a scene for you. Picture an athletic woman in her late 20s with white hair and gold eyes, wearing leather armor dyed in blues and purples. This...

February 27, 2018

The Truth About The Struggle I Have With My Body As A Transmasculine Person

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been a source of stress and friction. It never felt quite right. But when I came out as transgender...

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