Gendered rules of genderqueerness When I came out as non-binary, I had no gender diverse friends, family or acquaintances. With no role models or anyone in solidarity with me, I took to the Internet. These online sources shaped what I thought I ought to feel and look like as a non-binary person. Also via the Internet, I began […]
Femininity is socially constructed and, as such, can be embodied by any individual in any individualized manner. In this argument I present the concept of ‘femininity’ as an ever-changing construct dependent on time and space/place. Informed by social constructionist, intersectional feminist, queer and existential theory, I suggest that if femininity is in a constant state […]
Introduction This photo essay delves into the complexity of drag culture and non-binary identity through an auto-ethnographic study. With the help of my girlfriend, I transform into several drag looks then reflect on the process in relation to gender identity. Each look has a drag name, pronouns, a unique persona, and a song that they […]
As a bonus feature of Intersectional Apocalypse‘s 2018 issue “Digital Dialogues: Navigating Online Spaces” a zine called Tender is included. On page 5, this zine features a personal narrative and a blackout poem that I created.
Black ink on paper. 2018.
In the Spring of 2019, I contributed work to a zine called Fully Halfie. The zine came out of a Facebook group I’m in called Subtle Halfie Traits. Attached is the PDF of the zine.
Intersectional Apocalypse, “a student-run, peer-edited, open access journal focused on collecting and sharing knowledge that is intersectionally feminist, LGBTQ2IA+ positive, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive,” was started in the fall of 2018. It is founded by a group of students, including myself, who are committed to an intersectionally feminist praxis, aiming to take action and amplify […]
Introduction This paper explores capitalism in relation to LGBTQ2+ Pride. Specifically, it explores the question: How does the culture of capitalism affect Pride? It is based in the Western context. There are clear ties between capitalism and the production of Pride, and arguably the culture of capitalism infiltrates the LGBTQ2+ movement with a false sense of support from corporations. Moreover, […]
The Peak‘s 2019 Sex, Sexuality and Gender issue features an article I wrote titled “‘She uses they/them pronouns’: allyship to the gender-diverse community“. The article (posted below) features a personal narrative, a glossary of gender-related terms, and suggestions of “ways to challenge cisnormativity, cissexism, and cis privilege”. “She uses they/them pronouns” : allyship to the […]