Hey, Everyone! I recently spoke at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA about the “grey areas” of gender and sexuality. The event was sponsored by the school’s FMLA student organization (a feminist leadership group), and we called the presentation, “Sex, Queers, and Finding Home.”
I mixed up the talk by telling my own story, talking about Genderfork, performing some spoken word pieces about queer identity, and answering questions. Thanks to Sheik (one of our Genderfork volunteers), I have some pretty decent footage from the event, which I’m excited to share. (This is also one of my first ever attempts at video editing, so forgive the amount of time it took me to get it to you.)
Here’s a story about how my mom has handled conversations with me about gender and sexuality (I think you’ll find it amusing)…
More telling stories and answering questions…
- How do I approach someone when I don’t know their gender?
- About my queer identity
- Androgyny and attraction
- Discussing the origins and culture of Genderfork.com
And here’s a reading of some selected submissions from our awesome website here…
More spoken word and readings…
- “My Uncle”
- “God Hunt”
- “A Letter to My Mother”
- “Collision” (not safe for work)
- “Chicago Blood” (not safe for work)
The night was a LOT of fun with a great audience that was so wonderfully engaged it was humbling. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
And speaking of which… if anyone else would like to lure me out to a microphone somewhere, please send me an email: sarah at genderfork dot com.
(note: if you don’t see two youtube videos embedded in this post, try reloading the page. thanks.)