I live BDSM, I write BDSM, so announces Joelle Casteel while clinging to the stainless steel, locking collar around her neck. Okay, so not just BDSM, even if that's her main interest. A myriad of descriptive labels to explain his sexual, romantic, and relational ways of being- these and more fit into his writing. Yes, I've used both she and he to describe myself; I'm a non-binary, transmasculine person and only my Master is welcome to call me she. Beyond kink and non-monogamy, words about gender and sexual interest that rest outside the binary of "male/female" are among the things you can expect to read. A rebel with a cause, a distrust of authority outside negotiated BDSM is something you can also expect. While being "other" in many ways himself, he also prizes the inclusion of the "other" in his writing, leaning on the lived experiences of friends and strangers who have experiences not his.