I’m thinking about the difference between the things that bring us closer to ourselves and the things that take us away. Particularly, the way that so many experiences can be either. A party, sex, a concert, the vastness of the ocean. When you can’t stand to be with yourself, all of these experiences can be a kind of obliteration - an attempt to escape our own skin, our own head. But when we’re willing to be with ourselves, be in our heads, be in our bodies, the roaring of the world can tie us to our center - pulling us inward in a way that’s so expansive. I want to find myself in all the places that I used to use to hide. I’m thinking about making a home in myself.
We’re taking a publishing break for the rest of 2021, but you’ll still get our newsletter every two weeks! Stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing some important announcements and opportunities here! In the meantime, you can catch up on our whole backlog of episodes wherever you listen to podcasts.
10 Queer Indigenous Artists on Where Their Inspirations Have Led Them - These brief interviews with queer indigenous artists are so interesting and inspiring. Building a decolonized, abolitionist future requires a lot of creativity and imagination, and there is so much solace and possibility to be found in art.
Think being trans is a ‘trend’? Consider these 18th-century ‘female husbands’ - “Conservatives think they can avoid accepting trans people by reducing our existence to a passing fad. But we’ve always been here.”
While Writing for 'Orange Is the New Black,' I Realized I Am Gay - Before we had TikTok queer realizations, we had OITNB. As a heads up, this essay mentions Elliot Page in passing, but hasn't been updated since it was originally published in 2014 to accurately reflect his name.
If you’re in Los Angeles, Christina is part of a multimedia art exhibit at Durden and Ray that opens this weekend! Would love to see you at the opening reception.
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