Inward Iris

Alexis Frost

I am a writer and critic with a lens pointed keenly at the world around me. I am also a trans woman. I want to share my experience in my transition and give a look at an overlooked perspective and experience.

Here you can find film and book reviews, home chef tales from the kitchen, my transition journey, and more.

From the Blog

Fact and Folklore (Paola Santiago and the River of Tears Review)

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents Goodreads Buy: Barnes and Noble Synopsis Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It’s all they’ve heard since a schoolmate of theirs […]

I Solemnly Swear She is Up to No Good | J.K. Rowling from a Transwomen’s Perspective

Growing up, the Harry Potter series was a pinnacle part of my formative years. I grew up with the characters and would always imagine being on the adventures alongside Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It was my costume, my favorite movie, and the companionship I had as the eldest grandchild at family gatherings. And watching JK […]

Out of the Park: “Out of My League” | Book Review

Review Ever since I finished Sarah Sutton’s debut novel, “What Are Friends For?” I’ve been so excited for it that I immediately pre-ordered it. One of the things that hooked me were the two things that I feel seem appropriate in the COVID-19 era; a familiar structure and soft emotions that bring that feel-good feeling […]