“Sex, Queers, and Finding Home”

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…

And here’s a reading of some selected submissions from our awesome website here…

More spoken word and readings…

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.)

Posted by on April 28th, 2009 at 04:11 pm

Category: video 3 comments »

3 Responses to ““Sex, Queers, and Finding Home””

  1. Bobster

    Sarah, I had no idea you were so young (and beautiful!) Your mom is really quite amazing, too.


  2. jesuis

    It's great to see a blog writer reading their own material. You sound like a very open, interesting individual, and your pioneering spirit is just what's needed to spread the word about genderqueer in a positive way–and it's pleasure to see you having fun doing it, too! Thanks and best of luck! :)


  3. Stef

    Hello Sarah,

    I happened to be there during your performance at Allegheny College. I was captivated by your every story, by your every word…and I want to thank you for that. Not sure if you remember, but I was the one that came in a few minutes prior, and had asked the question of what was going on.

    Take care.


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