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Interview with Kortney Ryan Ziegler of the Trans*H4CK Project

TSQ New Media editor Tobias Raun interviews Kortney Ryan Ziegler, the organizer of the Trans*H4CK hackathon, which took place in Oakland, California, in September 2013. The hackathon brought forty transgender, gender nonconforming, cisgender, and queer people together to create digital tools and content for trans communities. Raun and Ziegler discuss the usefulness of social entrepreneurship…

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Transgender without Organs? Mobilizing a Geo-Affective Theory of Gender Modification

This essay is animated, then, by the question of how our styles of affect and movement may become “trans” in ways that cast doubt upon our current valorization of cities in representations of queer space. How might we trouble our certainty that small towns need to be escaped, that less populous cities can never quite…

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Transcendent: The Years Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

There are fantastical stories with actual transgender characters, some for whom that is central and others for whom that isn’t. And there are stories without transgender characters, but with metaphors and symbolism in their place, genuine expressions of self through such speculative fiction tropes as shapeshifting and programming. Transgender individuals see themselves in transformative characters,…

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Pet

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother’s paintings and a…

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Água Doce

Água doce (Freshwater), Akwaeke Emezi, da Nigéria, é um livro como nenhum outro. Com uma linguagem crua e, ao mesmo tempo, sensível, a obra celebra a possibilidade do ser múltiplo, os muitos “eus” que podem existir dentro de qualquer um. Ada sempre foi estranha. Quando criança, vivendo no sul da Nigéria, a família se preocupa…

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Eau douce

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way…

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Nevada

Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she’d carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets…