vlog: Queer lqqks & visible Otherness

[Image description: a selfie of me performing the “queer lqqk”: pale skin, dark shaped brows, lipstick, long lashes, and a choker]

A monologue about queer lqqks in London, visible Otherness, and how it feels gross to use the social capital of queer aesthetics to distance ourselves from our privileges.

Accompanying reading:

The Queer Poor Aesthetic // Shak’ar Mujukian // The Hye-Phen Magazine // 10 September 2016

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Racists // Shon Faye // Zed Books // 15 February 2017

Asylum Seekers and “Dishonest” Sexualities // Autostraddle // 2 July 2014

vlog: Queer crushes with Nicole Henriksen

Late last night my good friend comedian/performer Nicole Henriksen and I made a vlog about queer crushes and love under capitalism. My camera died at the end because I’m just an amateur filmmaker but the conclusion is:

There are lots of kinds of love! Love is good! Tell the people who you love and appreciate that you love and appreciate them! Expressing love in bleak political conditions is a small, revitalizing radical act for you and your love.