If there were a collective LGBTQ voice, would it be one of tragedy or resistance? Pain or resilience? Are grief and joy inextricably linked in the human experience? Whose lens defines our lives as prone to be unfortunate? Whose voice records our adaptive brilliance for history? In this class we will read stories, essays, poems, theory, and visionary work by people whose resilience has had to be multifaceted, meaning LGBTQ People living intersectional lives, including but not limited to, Queer and Trans People of Color, Trans and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming People, LGBTQ People with Disabilities, LGBTQ Immigrants, LGBTQ Trauma Survivors, Incarcerated LGBTQ People, Poor and Working Class LGBTQ People, LGBTQ elders and youth, and more. We will contribute to the narrative(s) of intersectionality with our own stories. Through study and practice of the craft of writing, we will emerge with written maps/visions/stories/poems of our own unique, complex, and evolving genders. Through study and writing about resistance and resilience, we will discover the rich history, plenty of it alive in us, of the fortune that is an intersectional life.
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Writing, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Psychology, Literature, Community Organizing, Social Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Humanities