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    Self-Help for Queer Lockdown: Coping Without Community

    You were never only a mirror. But I caught glimpses of myself in you; warm slices of colour you handed to me each time we met. I was an unfolding thing then, furled, bent winged; now unbound. We mirrors are tended, precious breaths.  Did you notice them across the room and were caught off guard by the attraction that unfurled through your body?  Maybe your feelings for a friend grew until ‘the best friend I love’ became ‘the one I love best’ and a life together.  Perhaps the wonderings and images that threaded the margins of your dreams wove into a sense of self until you saw and named it…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Elizabeth Cooper & Queer Body Love

    Elizabeth Cooper is the founder of Queer Body Love, a coach, artist, guide and queer performance artist. She holds a vision with us of feeling alive and free in our bodies. She has a BA in anthropology, gender and sexuality studies and performance from Princeton, and has studied coaching, yoga training at Kripalu and has explored her own personal journey with healing too. In this interview, we talk about:  What we mean when we are talking about queerness Elizabeth’s journey with her queerness Intersections of disability and queerness Body love for those of us with marginalised identities Body shame and systems of oppression What we can do today to incorporate a…

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