The Brunette’s Blog was originally conceived as a collaborative blogging effort by two siblings. It’s been through a lot of changes, although not as many as the two writers have. At the core, though, are still a sister and brother who have a lot to say about religion, sexuality, culture, and writing.

Ginny, the titular Brunette, is a writer and sexuality educator. She is polyamorous, atheist, and identifies as queer (while recognizing the hetero privilege that most of her relationships grant her.) She also writes for the secular parenting blog Grounded Parents, and for several years was writing extensively for Polyskeptic.com.

Lane is a teacher’s aide in  preschool autism class, and working on becoming a published author. He is transgender (FtM), gay and also an atheist. He also has his own blog, where he reviews things, especially Christian things from back when he was still a Christian.

We are feminist, humanist, nerdy, and creative. We welcome respectful debate and differing points of view, as long as those do not dehumanize others or question the validity of their experiences. We are open to contributions from other writers, so contact us if you’ve got something to say!

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  1. Ahhhhh! Have you heard about this? My knee-jerk reaction is that it’s her 1st Amendment right to write whatever she wants, and it’s not like she was making her work public to the students! The students would have never known had a parent not outed her!

    I would love to know what you and/or Shaun think about this! As a degreed English major (focus in Creative Writing), this makes me absolutely mental!


    1. Yes! I think it’s pretty flippin’ ridiculous. Her private life is her private life… as long as what she’s doing is legal (check) and harms no one (check) what she does in her spare time is nobody’s business. If she wrote pulp Westerns instead of erotica, no one would give a crap… but teachers aren’t allowed to be interested in sex in their private lives, because they’re moral guardians and being interested in sex is a sign of moral decay. (Nobody’s actually arguing that, but that’s the logic behind the furore.)


      1. Exactly. I’d love to pose this argument to the parents: How exactly did your darling little angel-babies come into existence?


  2. Ginny, I saw you’re Lirelyn on twitter. Were you also Lirelyn on sluggy.net? If so (and perhaps if not), I posted something you might be interested in in General Discussion… a little cryptography.


    1. Yes I was! I was actually thinking about you quite recently, because I was reading the biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and I remembered one of the cryptography puzzles you sent me was a sonnet of hers. I’ll go check out the forum!


  3. Hello Ginny,

    My name is Jack.

    I’m the author of a popular guide called “Jack’s Blowjob Lessons” ( you can Google it ), I ran into your blog and I believe that your readers might find my guide valuable.

    Please tell me if it is possible to write a guest article on your blog and/or do you write book reviews? If yes, I can send you a copy.

    Thanks in advance,


  4. Hello The Brunettes, my name is Jennifer and I am a French TV journalist working in the US for a magazine program. I am working on a story about abstinence and the purity movement. I am looking for young women to talk to and to interview about it so if you are interested maybe give me a call at 347 781 6332. Best regards and thanks for your interest !


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