About

 

Hi, friends. My name is not Violet.

My name is Sarah Neilson. I am an athlete, culture critic, and queer warrior. I write about a lot of things, but this blog is primarily for my musings on running, books, TV, and being a human in the world.

Why Violet? It comes from the old code queer women used to use to signal their orientation to other women in the know. There were lots of symbols and codes that queers of all stripes used to communicate in secret, because survival and community is important. Also, violets are pretty.

Welcome!