Had an amazing time speaking and networking at Youth+Tech+Health Live and glad to be headed home.

Bringing the queer at SXSW

This Butch Friday I”m presenting at

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(in Austin, Texas) on Building Empathetic Games for Healthy Outcomes where we’ll talk about health promotion, and with Miriam Verburg about the recently launched, queer positive LongStory Game

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If you’re at SX - come say hi!!!

"if you really care about the quality of somebody else’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own, you have it made." Edith Windsor, Time Person of the Year nominee

From Edie and Thea: A Love Story  

A sampling of Meg Allen’s wonderful BUTCH Documentary Portrait Project  - “BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.” via my Best Butch Buddy, Shannon. Thanks, my friend, for bringing the smart and critical and butch to our friendship. What would I do without you? 

A sampling of Meg Allen’s wonderful BUTCH Documentary Portrait Project  - “BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.” via my Best Butch Buddy, Shannon. Thanks, my friend, for bringing the smart and critical and butch to our friendship. What would I do without you? 

Thinking about Harvey Milk, 1978 and the importance of coming out.

Thinking about Harvey Milk, 1978 and the importance of coming out.

Merry, merry.

Merry, merry.

My sister got me a bitchin’ bow tie for Xmas.

My sister got me a bitchin’ bow tie for Xmas.

Read more 
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2013/12/remembering-montreal-massacre-on-campus-problems-and-possibiliti
Welcome to the lesbian haunted house! 
 "I make work that centres around queerness and bodies, and felt that an exploration of the fears and horrors of lesbian feminism would be a good source for a haunted house." Mitchell is influenced by American evangelical “Hell houses” which often include abortion installations meant to terrifying young women and strove to create a satirical piece which combined “theatre, humor, and community engagement.” “We’ve been in the space for a couple of months,” Mitchell tells me, “but working on the props, costume and script with a big crew of artists for months and months. Almost everything is hand made — every cobweb is crocheted, each tombstone is hand carved from styrofoam.”

Welcome to the lesbian haunted house! 

 "I make work that centres around queerness and bodies, and felt that an exploration of the fears and horrors of lesbian feminism would be a good source for a haunted house." Mitchell is influenced by American evangelical “Hell houses” which often include abortion installations meant to terrifying young women and strove to create a satirical piece which combined “theatre, humor, and community engagement.” “We’ve been in the space for a couple of months,” Mitchell tells me, “but working on the props, costume and script with a big crew of artists for months and months. Almost everything is hand made — every cobweb is crocheted, each tombstone is hand carved from styrofoam.”

Birthday gift Sunday afternoon reading. Cultural theory and Buffy, loving it! (Thanks, Dara!)

Birthday gift Sunday afternoon reading. Cultural theory and Buffy, loving it! (Thanks, Dara!)