Hi there! My name is Star. I'm nonbinary and queer. And Duck, who is the true star of this blog, is a character—and stuffed animal—who changed everything for my partner Jake (aka Other Duck) and I.
As for me, I'm a writer—both by profession and vocation. I've published everything from a queer romance novel with Harper Collins under a different name to a piece about transgender and nonbinary rights in The New York Times' Modern Love column, not to mention numerous award-winning short stories and screenplays.
Duck's personality was developed during a screenplay that Jake and I created for a series called "Ducking Awesome!" (It's even won a few awards, I'm happy to say!) He makes life so much brighter—especially during a pandemic/pondemic. His partner, Peacock Riley, is a celebrity in their own right, and Duck used believe that they outshone him. But, like most of us who think we're less than we are, he couldn't have been more wrong.
On this fictional blog, Duck shares stories from his community of birds, including his best frenemy Sir Mallard Jones, as well as recommendations and more, that are diverse, inclusive, and have the power to make us laugh. He is committed to self-love and dealing with his anxiety and stress in positive ways, but like many of us, myself included, he understands it's important to make mistakes.
I learned, a long time ago, that laughter can get us through almost everything. It's important to chuckle, so let's do it with a duck!