Bridget Gordon

is creating words about queerness and big feelings

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About

Who are you?

I'm Bridget and I'm a writer and editor based in Chicago. I write about art, sports, queer politics, books, and pop culture.

Most of my sportswriting focuses on soccer, baseball, and chess.  I spent three years as a regular contributor for Paste Magazine. I'm currently the digital editor for Howler Magazine and managing editor for Hot Time In Old Town. I have bylines at SBNation, MLSSoccer.com, Unusual Efforts, All Heels On Deck, Victory Press, Queership, The Cauldron, and The Toast (RIP), among others.

My background is in new media art. I have a BFA in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago and I spent a year in the MFA program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My art practice primarily focused on generative art, computer-mediated installations, and performance.

I came out as trans in early 2016. My recent published work has expanded to include more on LGBT issues and trans activism, and in particular how it intersects with the sports world.

Where do I fit in?

Right now I'm focused on my writing career. While soccer is still a primary focus on my work-- particularly with the World Cup right around the corner-- I've also started doing more baseball writing. I also recently launched a chess blog, and I hope to use that as a platform to tell new and interesting stories related to the game.

Even in the best of times, making it work as a freelance writer is tough. Everyone wants well-crafted words but very few want to pay for it.

I'm also dipping my toe into the world of competitive chess. I plan on doing a few small-scale local tournaments this year, and my hope next year is to go to a major regional FIDE-sanctioned tournament next year (such as the Chicago Open or even the US Open). Obviously, between entry fees and equipment and US Chess membership dues, the costs add up.

This is where you come in.

Your support will help reduce expenses as I work to grow my freelance writing business. It'll allow me to focus on producing thought-provoking work, as well as give me space to take risks I wouldn't otherwise be able to take. Ultimately, my goal is to be able to make a sustainable living as a writer, and thus indefinitely postpone the day I have to grow up and get a "real job."

It will also help me compete in more chess tournaments, which will help me develop into a stronger chess player and, hopefully, eventually, become the first transgender Grandmaster.

Alright, I'm in. Now what?

Thanks to Patreon, you can send a small tip my way every month for whatever amount you'd like. If even half of my Twitter followers threw in $1 per month, it would take care of my expenses and allow me to keep doing what I'm doing. Every little bit helps.
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