Water is before us. We are only those on the back of a serpent in the middle of the vast wonder that is the possibility to be. Oh, Tlaloc. How you bless us. How could we ever honor that which you give us— Life. I hear the echoes of “Mni Wiconi” to the rhythm of … [Read more…]
Trevor Thomas is a senior Environmental Sustainability major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Vice Chair of Green Week. What organization are you here with? I’m here with Green Week, which is a group on campus that promotes green living and awareness about the impact we have on the world around us. As part of Green … [Read more…]
I drew Pure a few days after I publicly came out, and I was depressed and exhausted. I kept being told that queer people were sexual deviants, disturbed, sinners, evil, etc. After getting into (yet another) fight with my mom, I called my friend and ranted about everything. I stayed up all night with them, … [Read more…]
This piece represents the fluidity of my sexuality. In our ever-changing world, I believe that society must become aware and more accepting that there are not always easy or exact answers to questions. Katie Murray is an OU student who aspires to be a middle school teacher. She enjoys painting, spending time with her family, discovering new art, riding her bike, and making playlists on Spotify.
In Binary Figments, I explore aspects of performative gender theory, sexuality, historical ecofeminism, and the concept of gender and sexuality as a spectrum. I was originally inspired to create this piece when I realized that I was subconsciously doodling gender theory. Other inspirations include the works of Judith Butler and Simone de Beauvoir, the religious use of entheogens … [Read more…]
As a trans woman of color, I admire the ways that OU has worked to accommodate all students. The Gender and Equality Center (which leads events such as the Queer Tour and provides resources for LGBTQ+ students), the Queer Student Association, and the LGBTQ+ Lounge all help LGBTQ+ students find their community on campus. The … [Read more…]
I don’t know what to do in this environment I’m full of love but it feels like I’ve lost it Who are my friends? Why am I here? I know what my purpose is, but the pathway’s not clear. Everyday I go to school sit through Chemistry but my mind worries about people sitting through … [Read more…]
Oh the wonders, the uncertainties, and excitement I had. The first steps I would take. The traditions I would embrace. The colors I would wear The crimson that would flow. I walked on stage. Diploma at hand and cap over me. Smiled like a king. My work had only begun. My own room for a … [Read more…]