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…]
Reproductive justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights, according to the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice.¹ My experiences with sexuality and reproductive justice began in childhood, through a series of painful and difficult encounters of … [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…]
It was an epic adventure, and that’s what I wanted since Richard had those: He worked hard and flaunted the laws of physics he exploited. Physics made the magic real and puns made the English language a playground where one could reveal the subtle twist and turn in the juncture of each structure that we … [Read more…]
His head was almost bald. Wanting no one to see the prickly hairs that stood up like a fresh “Army-strong” buzz cut, he tried wearing a hat to make himself feel tough. By covering his dome he had the bravado to act black— inner-city rough. His royal blue Kangol hat was like Mother Earth tilted on her … [Read more…]