What does it mean to “look” straight or queer?
It really doesn’t mean anything – but we make assumptions about people’s orientation all the time, and these assumptions erase a lot of queer people’s identities. If you’ve ever wondered why that matters, you’ve got to check out sarah d. lawson’s performance of “Erasure.”
If you can relate to her moving words, we hope this reminds you that you’re not invisible, and you’re sure not alone.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- How Stereotypes About What Queer Women Look Like Erases Femmes
- 4 Ways to Support Queer Femmes – Instead of Erasing Us from Queer Communities
sarah d. lawson is the founder and slammaster of the beltway poetry slam in washington, dc. she can be found teaching writing workshops throughout the city, sharing rough drafts on open mics and hosting at Busboys & Poets 5th and K. she has served on the board of mothertongue, DC’s women’s spoken word group, and was a member of the jenny mckean moore writing workshop in poetry at the george washington university. she hates capital letters & loves hugs.
Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.
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