Nothing I have seen has been directed at me, which is a big relief after the ridiculous nonsense last year. However, all winners are tarred with the same brush. [...] In particular I’m tired of worrying that projects I’m involved in, which I care deeply about, will suffer through their association with whatever mud-slinging is affecting me. And I have to face up to the fact that for a large segment of the community I will never be anything more than a fan who won fan Hugos in controversial circumstances.
So I am bowing out.
I’ll be retiring from Clarkesworld [...] I’m also giving up SF Awards Watch. [...] I have resigned from the Board of Lavie Tidhar’s World SF Travel Fund. [...] I have resigned from the Board of the SF&F Translations Awards.
I am inevitably reminded of Cheryl closing Emerald City in 2006 after a very similar hyperbole-and-outrage set of conversations. It is worth noting, though, that that was hardly the end of her career, as exemplified by the list of commitments above. I wish her the best and hope she finds ways to stay in, or come back to, the parts of fandom where she currently feels unwelcome.