As a contributor to TBU, I focus on comics and graphic novels. I am relatively new to comics, as I really started to get into regularly reading them during the New 52 and Rebirth eras at DC Comics. Personally, I gravitate towards Batman and most of his allies because he is just an ordinary man. He may be incredibly wealthy, but he is not an alien or a god, or even a metahuman. I also like the character because he was able to turn an incredible tragedy in his life into his life’s mission. I do not always agree with his actions, but I do trust his motivation. I came across TBU through the TBU Comic Podcast and answered the call for contributors. I am on my second stint with the site and am excited at new opportunities. On a personal note, I am similar to the current characterization of Tim Drake. I am queer. I identify as trans feminine, I was assigned the male gender at birth, but that never seemed to fit me. It is this self-examination that draws me to queer-centric stories of Tim Drake, Batwoman, Renee Montoya, and other openly queer characters. I feel we are all on a journey of self-discovery and understanding, and these characters have shown that they are brave and strong enough to travel their own path in a sense, I believe we all are queer in different ways.