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Queer Yogi empowers others through inclusivity, love

Elliot, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky What does the word Queer mean to you? I think to me, queer means unique, not limited to the rules of mainstream society. it’s the freedom to be different from what’s expected. What do you identify as, or do you identify at all? I’m a fat, white, atheist, pansexual, agender spoonie. (The …

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Feminist Friday: The Appalshop Part 1

 by Jordan Roach Tucked back in Whitesburg, Ky., there is a large unassuming, wood clad, building holding a treasure trove of resources, history and culture.  The Appalshop, while it’s been a constant staple of Eastern Kentucky’s culture for nearly 50 years, there is a big chance many people haven’t heard about it. If you are …

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Gender, color, sexuality

Jerika Jones, Kentucky What does the word Queer mean to you? I think Queer means living a life that is otherwise considered different from mainstream and also heteronormative lifestyle. I choose words carefully because gay lifestyles are becoming more “mainstream,” but often tend to fall into heteronormative ideas and I’m reluctant to call all gay …

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Strength in family, strength in me

  Timmy Singer, Oldham County, Kentucky, 24 “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer Queer to me is inclusion & pride, but Google will tell you otherwise. Like most marginalized groups taking back a word with negative connotations gives us power and takes …

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Acting as one community

  “We have to become a united queer community. We are the most magical people there are and we have to remember to tap into that power once we find that magic within ourselves.” -Jaison Gardner, Activist, Entrepreneur, Kentucky

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