Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving

Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Eli Clare / Jun 01, 2020

Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation

  • Title: Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
  • Author: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Eli Clare
  • ISBN: 9781560234210
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation, exploration, and transformation Twenty six stories illuminate the reality of growing up in fear, struggling to rebuild lives damaged by sexual, physical, and or emotionalQueer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation, exploration, and transformation Twenty six stories illuminate the reality of growing up in fear, struggling to rebuild lives damaged by sexual, physical, and or emotional abuse The book explores how abuse turns queer survivors male, female, and transgendered into healers, heartbreakers, and homicidal maniacs, presenting brilliant stories that sear and soar Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving addresses all forms of abuse head on, representing a cross section of queer survivors in terms of race, class, ethnicity, education, origin, sexuality, and gender Contributors use their own life experiences to create a book that takes back control from well meaning outsiders, as they recount the daily struggle to overcome the damage done to their minds, bodies, and spirits in a world that denies their gender, sexual, and social identities From the editor Dangerous Families consists entirely of writing by survivors of childhood abuse That s right no therapists analyzing our plight, no talk show hosts exploiting us just survivors, exploring our complicated, frightening, and fulfilling lives These stories dispense with the usual technique of carefully massaging the reader s fragile worldview before plunging this unsuspecting innocent into a world of horror They go right to the horror, the beauty, and the joy, often throwing the reader off guard, revealing layers of meaning before the reader can step back Dangerous Families Queer Writing on Surviving is an anthology of 26 true stories of growing up queer in families that magnify the horrors of the outside world instead of offering protection The book is an essential read for therapists, caseworkers, cultural studies specialists, and anyone struggling to survive childhood

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    About "Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Eli Clare"

      • Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Eli Clare

        Mattilda Bernstein Syca is an insomniac with dreams She is the author of a memoir, The End of San Francisco City Lights 2013, and two novels, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly City Lights, October 2008 and Pulling Taffy Suspect Thoughts 2003 Mattilda is the editor of five nonfiction anthologies, most recently Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform AK Press 2012 , Nobody Passes Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity Seal 2007 and an expanded second edition of That s Revolting Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation Soft Skull 2008 For on Mattilda, check out mattildabernsteinsyca or follow her on Twitter mbsyca


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    1. I was glad to be able to find this book at my school's library, as it unfortunately appears to be out of print (it goes for around $110 used on ). This is a solid collection of essays; much of the material included here is well-written, touching or heartbreaking (sometimes both!). This was a tough book to read at times--child abuse (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual) is discussed in a graphic manner in nearly every chapter. Regardless, this is a must-read for anyone who has come from a diff [...]



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