SO... any mixed-race or multiracial people out there? or people who are transnationally or transracially abducted? who also happen to fall into the realm of genderqueer or trans? and are queer/bisexual/pansexual? yeah? yeah?
im presenting a paper at the Lewis and Clark College Gender Studies Symposium and MY piece is roughly about the fluidity of race, gender, sexuality, etc. part of my thinking and deduction of my own experiences is that mixed race people have to recognize the fluidity of race from the very beginning of their introduction to society and this causes for refusal to fall into polar identities whether it be sexual or gender orientation. some people have already written about queer mixed race people, the stuff i've seen being hapa-oriented. i want to delve into gender and genderqueer-ness and not only consider hapas but mestizos, mulattos, mixes of all sorts. i also want to look at transnationally and transracially abducted issues as an extension of this paper, as well as issues with (dis)ability. i would really like to send a few questions over to people who fall into these areas and would be willing to talk about their own personal experiences with the intersections of their identities. if you are interested in being a part of this, please email me (Sumi) at email@example.com with "LEWIS AND CLARK PAPER" in the subject line.
thanks so much! <3 <3 <3