Here lies a Harry Potter fanfiction, a work I still regard with pride for having written it in the first place. I kept it published for years–with disclaimers about Rowling–because despite having left everything Harry Potter behind I could not bring myself to delete a story that took me two years to write. Before Faceless (135k words), I had never finished a big writing project. It was proof to me that I am capable of such an accomplishment, an assurance which helped me finish other projects–academic and fictional.

However, I can no longer in good conscience leave my Harry Potter fanfiction published. Despite it being unlicensed, non-profit fan content, fanfiction still keeps HP relevant; a franchise still going strong with more official content being released and consumed every year. And keeping HP relevant means keeping Rowling and her transphobia and antisemitism (among other issues) relevant. I do not even want to elaborate at this point. HP has been dead to me for years. I grieved for it because of the importance it once held for me; though my anger was always bigger than my grief. And I–a trans person, directly endangered by Rowling's harmful rhetoric–have moved on. I read other books. Joined other fandoms.

I have replaced half of the Faceless chapters with poetry from marginalised voices interspersed with some of my own lines (works best on Ao3). Read, listen, and keep an open heart. Thank you.

Also, do me a favour: go ahead and read the "Statement on the Genocidal Nature of the Gender Critical Movement's Ideology and Practice" from the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention (Link on Ao3). It will only take you a few minutes. Rowling is not named but her part in this is most definitely implied–she is a, if not the, figurehead of the „gender critical movement".

I am grateful for the friends I have made along the way, first and foremost R. (you know who you are). Your part in this will not be forgotten. Thank you for everything. I am also grateful for the love and encouragement I have received over the years. A lot of your comments have once made my day. Thank you and take care everyone. I wish you all the best.