Highvy's House of Hot Takes

Ivy Astrix
Very online observations and serious journalism. You don't get to decide which.
Created 15 Nov 2020
  • Fridays are for.......
    28 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Hello friends! Some life changes led me to take a brief hiatus from publishing, however now my creative juices are once again juicy (does this phrase gross anyone else out or is it just me?) The bigge...
  • The Bravest Tweet Ever
    15 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I read over my coming out post one last time, I did not want my big moment of social media infamy to be celebrated with a bunch of reply guys pointing out some minor typo. And then, of course, there w...
  • Interpersonal Auto-Immune Disorders
    05 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    A friend of mine made a very insightful tweet recently. I was quite struck by Sonya’s framing, as it’s one I hadn’t ever heard before. The base concept has been covered at length, and another post I f...
  • One Year of Being Visible
    31 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    Tossing Away The Cloak It was exactly one year ago today that I made a public coming out post detailing how a psychedelic experience had guided me to come out as a queer transgender woman (in the mids...
  • Activism Is a Drug
    17 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    There are many quotes from the science fiction series Babylon 5 that seems to continue to swirl around in my brain, but recently there’s one in particular I think about a lot. I mean, being a freedom ...
  • The Secret History of Clubhouse, Part 3 - The Fall of The Tech Bro Enclave
    09 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read
    In this installment, we’ll take a trip back to early Clubhouse, shortly after the filibuster Town Hall. This was around the time when the ripple effects of what unfolded at that town hall started to e...
  • Surrendering To Oblivion
    05 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Oblivion is a word I’ve been enraptured with for some time. In the context of the headline above, it’s probably most recognized as a reference to where’s soul arrives at after taking their own life, b...
  • The Outgroup #2 - Journalism and Intersections with Objectivity, Gamergate, The Trump Presidency, and Clubhouse
    04 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello friends! As originally discussed on Clubhouse, I speak with Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Peter Suderman of Reason magazine, as well as Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic. We talk about whether jour...
  • Twitter Spaces 101
    03 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 3 1
    Twitter Spaces is the social media giant’s attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Clubhouse and integrate it into their platform. It offers an experience that is similar, but yet seems more intima...
  • Clubhouse : When Does Journalism Become Advocacy?
    25 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello friends! Today I am hosting a Clubhouse event at 5 PM EST (3 hours from now) on questioning when journalism becomes advocacy with Elizabeth Nolan-Brown and Peter Suderman from Reason Magazine. A...
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