Electric Literature: Queer People Still Struggle To Find Support, Meaning, and Connection

Electric Literature: Queer People Still Struggle To Find Support, Meaning, and Connection

The film opens with a view of London’s skyline; doused in a deep blue evening sky. Lights of the city blink. The onset of night reveals a man standing behind a window, translucent, looking down. He is shirtless; his arms are crossed; his expression is still and pensive. As he comes into focus, a pale […]

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Electric Literature: I Left A Man I Love To Pursue A Truer Life

Electric Literature: I Left A Man I Love To Pursue A Truer Life

“AM I A LESBIAN?” by Rachael Marie Walker Well, well, well. Look at you, @teen-w00lf, back again. You’ve taken this quiz sixteen times. How many times can quiz creator @leavebritneyalone696969 tell you what you are? What are you so afraid of?  It’s up to you if you want to continue. Remember: These quizzes are just […]

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Electric Literature: Alvina Chamberland Takes a Scalpel to Straight Men’s Secret Attraction to Trans Women

Electric Literature: Alvina Chamberland Takes a Scalpel to Straight Men’s Secret Attraction to Trans Women

Alvina Chamberland’s debut novel, Love the World or Get Killed Trying, is an explosive work of autofiction that combines playful and poetic prose, zingy social commentary, and razor-sharp gallows humor. The novel is structured as a stream-of-consciousness travelogue where we journey around Europe with the novel’s protagonist, an opinionated trans woman coming up to her […]

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Electric Literature: A Workshop for Shame and Sexual Energy

Electric Literature: A Workshop for Shame and Sexual Energy

“Erotic Bodywork” by Mark Bessen Standing in line at the H-E-B checkout, I’m mindlessly deleting emails when a photo of a naked, pornographically hot beefcake stretched out on a massage table illuminates my screen. I recoil and quickly pull the front of my jacket around the phone, worried I’ll scandalize a wayward shopper, or worse, […]

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