about this blog

I am a gender studies grad student and queer Mad kid with research interests in ecofeminism, queer theory, gender theory, Native feminism, colonial studies, crip theory, and Mad Studies. Comments, critiques and questions are very much welcomed on my blog! Please comment on posts or email me.

“[I felt] all the more like a radical outsider, someone who only felt at home in the margins…” bell hooks, Outlaw Culture

This blog is a record, a dialogue, a place for asking questions about the Margins: that which has been defined in relation to the mainstream, is necessary for the mainstream to recognize itself as normative; that which has been pushed beyond acceptable and normalized into the realm of something else.

“This is your life. This being on the margins, always fighting, this is your life. Have you thought of what it will be like to live a life on the margins (as bell hooks terms it)? Are you prepared to go against the grain for the rest of your life and accept the consequences, some of which you are feeling right now? Think about that and get back to me. It doesn’t get easier… It gets lonelier and harder. Are you O.K. with that? I need for you to really think about this and answer honestly. To some I would say, ‘What are you going to do with your life?’ But to you, I have to say, ‘Who are you going to be for the rest of your life?'”
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5 thoughts on “about this blog

  1. You ask such pertinent questions in the last paragraph here, Skyride. I am struggling with the exact same thing, “Who are you going to be for the rest of your life?” To answer your question before that one – many a times I am okay with it; many a times I am not; depends on my tenacity levels at that point in time.

    Your comment on one of Gnostic Bent’s post made me want to come here. I liked what you said there!


    • Thanks! I had a look at your blog… You have some great photography! I hope you post more soon. ^_^

      That quote was from one of my teachers in college. She kind of blew me away when she said that. Most people can’t be that honest with another person– or with one’s self for that matter! I will probably struggle with the answer to it for a long time to come.


  2. Hi Liz!
    A few days ago I sent you a message. I hope it has reached your inbox.
    I’m looking forward to hearing from you but if you’re busy and don’t have time to write me back at the moment, of course I can understand it.
    Kind regards,


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