A collection of essays inspired by the issues presented in the award-winning movie
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, ?What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.
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Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.
rejecting the rules of gender and conformity
All mixed up with no place to go : inhabiting mixed consciousness on the margins / Nico Dacumos
Friction burn : a nonfiction admission / Stacey May Fowles
Who's that wavin' that flag? : on the signs, stories, and strategies of the current immigrant rights movement / Jessica Hoffmann
Undermining gender regulation / Dean Spade
Passing last summer / Dominika Bednarska
Innocent victims and brave new laws : state protection and the battered women's movement / Priya Kandaswamy
Different types of hunger : finding my way through generations of Okie migration / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
What I learned from being G minus in the world of homohop commerce / Ralowe T. Ampu
No longer just American / Stephanie Abraham
The end of genderqueer / Rocko Bulldagger
My kind of cruising / Liz Rosenfeld
Pino's father / Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Trans-portation / Terre Thaemlitz
Melchizedek's three rings / Carole McDonnell
Behind these mascaraed eyes : passing life in prison / Nikki Lee Diamond
Race haunted, otherwise / Eric Stanley
Why Mahmud can't be a pilot / Naeem Mohaiemen
F2mestizo / Logan Gutierrez-Mock
Persephone / Helen Boyd
Hat / Tucker Lieberman
"And then you cut your hair" : genderfucking on the femme side of the spectrum / Amy André and sandy Chang
Surface tensions / Jen Cross
Origins / Kirk Read
Lack of close friends or confidants / Jennifer Blowdryer
From hot pink to code pink : notes on passing for monolingual folk / Irina Contreras
Not quite queer / Benjamin Shepard
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