What Part Of Yourself Did You Have To Shrink To Survive?: Vivek Shraya’s “Trisha” and “I’m Afraid Of Men”
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What Part Of Yourself Did You Have To Shrink To Survive?: Vivek Shraya’s “Trisha” and “I’m Afraid Of Men”

“I think that so often in society in order to belong we have to shrink parts of ourselves,” says Janet Mock at the conclusion of Blood Orange’s song “Dagenham Dream” off of the new album Negro Swan. The writer and activist’s voice flows through the album, tying its disparate parts together with her thoughts on … Continue reading

Hide And Go Seek: Finding Enigmatic Queer Childhood In Catalina Schliebener’s ‘Growing Sideways’
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Hide And Go Seek: Finding Enigmatic Queer Childhood In Catalina Schliebener’s ‘Growing Sideways’

Childhood is weird. Not exactly a deeply analytical statement, I know, but it’s true. It’s hard to put a finger on childhood–that amorphous, scattershot of memories we form mainly as adults, adding meaning to the various stages of our development. In her book The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century, Kathryn Bond … Continue reading

Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’
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Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’

Even though Lulu may never have wanted to kill with 1970s kitsch, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, a current exhibition of queer artists who all employ the medium of craft, from embroidery to needlepoint to crochet and Lulu’s beloved macramé, is slaying at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Continue reading