Alter-net Bodies: Fat/Crip/Queered Identities, Expressions, and Cyber Activism
The Fall 2018 QGrad Conference at UCLA on October 16, 2018, explores the intersections of fatness, gender, race, queerness, ability status, and technology. Alter-net bodies transcend physical and virtual space but are still impacted by rhetoric that labels them as deviant, ugly, and unruly.
In what ways do Alter-net bodies exist more or less freely in digital space than in physical space? How do fat/crip/queers of color utilize and expand cyberspace as sites of resistance? How do Alter-net people perform, express, articulate, generate, and create resistant identities and aesthetics?
We invite proposals addressing the topic themes and any of the topics below:
- Intersections of Fat, Disabled, Queer, Trans, and Intersex Experiences
- Queer virtual spatialities and activism
- Intersections of the Body Positive Movement, Trans Liberation Movement, Disability Movement, Black Lives Matter
- Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Cyberspace
- Hashtag (#) Activism for Liberation
- Alter-net Healing Spaces and Safe Spaces
- LGBTQ Digital Art and DIY Projects Tutorials
- Butch and Femme Aesthetics, Gender Presentations, Performance, Embodiments
- Inter-generational discourses on LGBTQ Terminology & Context
All accepted papers will be considered for publication in Queer Cats Volume 5, the first graduate-student-run, interdisciplinary, academic e-journal of LGBTQ research.