Murderbot, Beryl Markham & Transcending Chauvinistic Stereotypes

The uplifting shock of discovering and purging subconscious tropes

Mernie Buchanan
3 min readApr 20

Author as Miss Construed

My little brother reads Tolstoy to relax. Although younger, my brother is no longer little. Blair is in his 60’s and six foot four, but old habits die hard. One old habit I’m forcing to change is the lazy way I visualize humans in novels. (I’m…

Mernie Buchanan

Mernie paints and writes in Woodstock NY. All images are her original art & photos, with more at