about this blog

Hey! I’m Lzz. I am a chronically ill white queer Mad kid who loves travel, gardening, listening to stories, and making things (zines, collage poems, and muffins, for instance). My research interests include Mad Studies, Disability Studies, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native feminisms, and decoloniality. I have a PhD— don’t ask me why (or, if you enjoy sad stories, go ahead and ask)— in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Disability Studies and a graduate minor in Queer Studies. I’m compelled to seek “a world in which many worlds will coexist,” as Walter Mignolo paraphrases the radical visions of the Zapatistas and similar revolutionary communities (The Darker Side of Modernity 2011). 

Comments, questions, critiques, and ideas for collaborations are very welcome! Go ahead and comment on posts or, for a more timely response, email me.

This blog is a record, a dialogue, a place for asking questions about the margins— as bell hooks explains, the margins are necessary for the mainstream (whitestream, cis-stream, sanestream) to recognize itself as default, center, normative. The margins is where you’ll find the people, ideas, spacetimes I continue to feel for and seek out other(ed) ideas, lifeways, and above all people who have been excluded from the rubrics of what Audre Lorde identifies as “the mythical norm,” pushed beyond the bounds of “the normal” and into the realm of something else.

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  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!


    1. 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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