What I love about being queer is
Being in Purna/ Wholeness.
Honouring and reclaiming ways of being that were diminished through colonization.
Rooting in deep spirituality and ancestral wisdom while cultivating a unique balance of “masculine” and “feminine” cosmic energies. Having fluidity and flow in my gender and redefining how love is shared and expressed.
We have existed for Millennium.
Being queer asks me to move through the world with courage and the strength of vulnerability that allows journeying beyond the constraints of normailized ways of existing in our world that often fragment and disconnect ourselves from our own beings and each other.
Aaaannd We make rad art, we have hella stylish fashion sense, and can be really really majikal.
(they speak to all of the above).
- nisha ahuja (Toronto, ON)
New interview w/ 49th Shelf on the evolution of the What I LOVE about being QUEER project.
what i love about being queer is the endless sacred creativity that comes with inventing and re-imagining love, not just for me and the people i know, but everyone: a collective queer love! YES! what i love about being queer is the way my heart bursts with pride when i see other queer disabled people of color set ablaze by their own magnificence! what i love about being queer is how loving myself as a queer person made it possible for me to love myself as a disabled queer woman of color and i will forever be indebted to queerness for that. what i love about being queer is the shared responsibility it bestows on us to always fight for a love that will set us free. <3
-Mia Mingus - Oakland, CA.
Just devoured this book in the Java Blend. 💕 #whatiloveaboutbeingqueer #queer #lgbtq #femme
"Growing up I never imagined there was other queer Muslims or knew other mixed raced people. I equate it with feeling like the last unicorn, a mythical creature alone. Now after connecting with people who have similar identities or experiences as me, I know I’m not. There are so many other unicorns, mermaids, sharks and other sea creatures building community with one another."
yo guys! this is the latest book from vivek shraya, what i love about being queer. it’s a collection of essays and statements from queer people of all races, ages, genders, sizes etc celebrating their sexual/gender identity and what it means to be part of a great community. in a time where there is still a great struggle for equality, it’s important to reflect on the many wonderful qualities that come with being part of the queer community. it’s touching, hilarious and life-affirming and all the proceeds go to the George Brown College Positive Space Award. and if you don’t identify as queer, it’s a brilliant tool on shedding some positive light onto what it really means to be lgbtq. pick up a copy at http://www.vivekshraya.com!
(& if you do, you may see an entry from yours truly on pg 69!)
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