by Sultana M.E (they/them/theirs) Most young queer kids have experienced it before, that sinking feeling, like someone tossed 10 pounds of nickels and dimes into your stomach. The panicked moment when your feelings shift away from the identity you’ve been clinging to. Am I wrong?… Read More »“It’s just a phase”: How to forgive yourself for changing
by Adrian (he/him/his) Most Indonesians only have one name. That’s right, their first name is also their official name. Depending on their ethnicity, they may also go by their nickname—usually given by parents or grandparents based on their personality or physical build. Such a name… Read More »On The Thought of Renaming Myself: Why I Like My Deadname But At The Same Time Hate It
by Phoenix Wilks (they/them/theirs) You got a new coat of paint today. A new art piece to distract from what you are. If the artwork is beautiful maybe no one will notice that you are warped. Maybe I won’t. And it’s not that there’s anything… Read More »A Letter to My Body – Warped Canvas
By James Whitfield (he/him/his) The following post came about while I was sifting through the British Newspaper Archives. My purpose was not to provide a particularly systemic account of history but look for small stories or narratives that could highlight gender diversity within the prison… Read More »Nineteenth Century Prisons and Gender Diversity.
By Dawn Woolley (she/her) and AC Davidson (she/they). Do we experience and express our gender identities differently in pandemic lockdown? Can sharing selfies via Instagram be a way to collectively queer the gender binary? These questions and our own experiences of lockdown led us to… Read More »Bois of Isolation – Queering Gender Binaries in the Confines of Pandemic