A.R. Marsh has spent zir whole life reading fairy tales and fantasy novels, but only the last six years writing them. Ze has also spent the last decade and a half working as a sexologist, hypnotist, and writer. Ze’s a neopagan polytheist who lives quietly but restlessly with seven cats. So now you know.
A. R. Marsh is in the process of transitioning to the name Avnas Mars.
Land Acknowledgement Biography
It doesn’t seem like enough to simply acknowledge the people and land of the present moment, but to acknowledge that a lifetime have been spent as a settler/colonialist of native lands. Here is where A.R. Marsh has lived and grown:
• Mostly grew up in the lands of the Kumeyaay (San Diego);
• Also some “small kid time” in the ‘aina of Kanaka ‘Oiwi known as Waikiki Ahupua’a, Moku o O’ahu (Waikiki, O’ahu). Lived on Lipe’e’pe’e Street near the Alawai Canal.
• Lived in the lands of the Ramaytush, Ohlone, and Muwekma (San Francisco Bay Area);
• Lived in the ‘aina of Kanaka ‘Oiwi known as Waiakahiula Ahupua’a, Moku o Keawe (Hawaiian Beaches/Hawaiian Shores subdivision, Pahoa, Puna District, Hawai’i Island);
• Lived in the lands of the Southeastern Pomo (Glenhaven, north shore of Clear Lake, Clearlake County, CA);
• Now lives in the lands of the Kalapuya and Confederated Tribes of the Grand Rond (Eugene and Springfield, Willamette Valley, Oregon).
Marsh, Amy. 2022. Sexological Hypnosis: Overview, History, & Techniques. Self-published paperback and eBook.
ibid. 2017. I Was a Hybrid in a Black Brassiere. (Poems). Self-published. MagCloud.
ibib. 2014. Sex Squicks & 100 Other Things You Didn’t Know About Sex (Love’s Outer Limits #1). Sizzler Editions.
Book Chapters and Encyclopedic Entries
ibid. 2014. “Penis Slang and Invective.” In M. Kimmel, A. Kennedy, and C. Milrod, eds. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
ibid. 2014. “Hypnosis.” M. Kimmel, A. Kennedy, and C. Milrod, eds. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
ibid. 2014. “Gastronomy.” M. Kimmel, C. Milrod, and A. Kennedy eds. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
ibid. 2011. “Kid Chrysalis.” In R. Pepper, ed. inTransitions of the Heart—Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. San Francisco: Cleis Press.
ibid. 2011. “Le’ale’a O Na Poe Kahiko—Joy of the People of Old Hawai’i.” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. Vol. 14.*
ibid. 2010. “Love Among the Objectum Sexuals.” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. Vol. 13.**
Articles About Hawai’i
ibid. (Aug. 13, 2019). Update from Mauna Kea. The Wild Hunt.
ibid. (July 24, 2019). Special Report: Mauna Kea. The Wild Hunt.
ibid. (Dec. 26, 2006). Struggle for Hawaiian Autonomy. Slingshot, Berkeley, CA.
Marsh, Amy, Ching, Clarence Ku, & Ingham, David. (2004) America’s Tibet. Originally published in Hawai’i Island Journal.
* Author’s apology: This student work is flawed according to current and hopefully future understanding of the negative impact of Western colonial scholarship on native peoples and cultures. It was reviewed by several cultural practitioners as it was written, but understanding of such matters, including issues of representation, has evolved and must continue to evolve. I apologize for my part in perpetuating this, and only include mention of this work for the sake of honesty, not as endorsement.
**General article based on non-scientific survey.