Are we not fatigued?: Queer battle fatigue at the intersection of heteronormative culture
Grounded in three narratives, a lesbian high school student, a transgender college student and a high school teacher/researcher, this paper discusses student resistance in hetronormative spaces and places it relates to themes of agency, affect, and reflexivity. The purpose of this paper is twofold. It seeks to, on one hand, further nuance William A. Smith’s framework of Racial Battle Fatigue as it applies to questions of school, culture and fe/male bodies. On the other, this piece discusses the multiple possibilities in resistance and with resilience when young wo/men enact a sense of agency to create spaces of equity and access in school. By foregrounding the multiple intersections of self and sexual orientation in public schools today the paper discusses the direct impact of what the authors call Queer Battle Fatigue; an examination of the nexus of the ontological and epistemological as they relate the questions of equity and access in schooling.
|Work Title||Are we not fatigued?: Queer battle fatigue at the intersection of heteronormative culture|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Publication Date||January 1, 2015|
|Deposited||July 21, 2021|
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