All tagged camp thirlby politics
The other kids spoke like they ostensibly belonged — belonged with each other, belonged at school, belonged in Canada. Their English flowed and lilted, like music to my ears; my English sounded broguish and inelegant and choppy • Art ℅ “Oh Eun Bi” by Shon Ji Min
In this longform piece, Camp Counselor Elena Phethean investigates “Can porn and feminism coexist?” • Photo ℅ Unbound Babes, which you can shop here
First and foremost, there is no such thing as talking white. Using this phrase perpetuates the stereotype that black people as a whole talk improperly • Collage of Nina Simone ℅ Victoria Villasana
In the end, as fraught as lesbian history is, our terminology has served to foster community among a group of women who are often misunderstood, mocked, and ridiculed by the outside world • Collage ℅ Fleur Maya
In the height of racist exclamations of “Go back to your country,” Grace Kwan shines a piercing light on a parallel occurrence across the northern border • Photo ℅ Hako Yamasaki
Too often we believe that therapy is reserved for people in dire circumstances, and white people. People of color have been trained for so long to live in survival mode • Collage ℅ Kaylan M – Fubiz Media
Because I resist and make my voice heard, and because you are reading this article, someone will tell my story, and their story, and someone else theirs, and so on. And in numbers, the silence is drowned out • Photo ℅ Elly Dassas/Hulu
For Pride Month, we created an open call for submissions for you (yes, you!) to have the opportunity to share your story regarding your LGBTQIA+ identity. Today, we’re publishing those stories after the fact of Pride Month to continue to break the narrative of mainstream iterations of pride and queerness, because Pride month is every month.
And every time I code switch, it feels like I’m stepping onto a stage, performing to entertain someone who doesn’t even realize that I have to give them a show. It makes me feel dirty, like I’m hiding myself in order to convince this person that I’m worthy of being respected • Film Still ℅ “Sorry to Bother You”
The first time I went to Pride was surreal . . .
Fluidity has been a welcome constant in my life, allowing me to move through phases and spaces without too much resistance • Photograph ℅ Tyler Spangler
Being bisexual has historically been called “playing for both teams.” Setting aside that binary language (boo), it feels a lot more like being a benchwarmer on all sides—never quite a part of any team • Collage ℅ B Lated
My identity is constituted by my journey working through and present expression of queerness, but that is not all that I am. Growth is a constant process filled with mistakes and lessons learned—this is my coming out and coming into my sexuality • Photography ℅ Peter Basch
Camp Counselor Grace Kwan on how with its emphasis on feminism, sexuality, and modernity, Sex and the City 2 presents especially fertile ground for us to consider and examine manifestations of white supremacy and homonormativity in popular culture.
The second piece of our Arts & Creative Writing section premiere is in conjunction with Pride Month, exploring queer love through photojournalism & poetry.
To finish our series, our Camp Counselors have shared not just their personal experiences, as seen through the series itself, but the cultural works that have inspired their hair, or more deeply, their personal hair journeys.
From fashion brands like Gucci’s blackface & culturally-appropriated turban to Grace Coddington’s mammy jars, what true anti-racism in fashion should look like according to contributors Natalie Geisel & Wandie Kabule • Photo courtesy of Dawn
I was an ugly baby. My hair looked like what you might pull out of a college shower drain and my nose protruded upwards like a little piglet.
To be patient with my evolving sense of my own non-binariness and what that means for my gender presentation, especially my hair . . .
I’m not sure if now is the right time to say you’re being terfs, but you’re being terfs . . .