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Critique Essay Journal/Diary Nonfiction Other Poetry

Resisting Shame, Making Our Bodies Home. Keynote Speech, Trans Health Conference, May 29, 2008

By Eli Clare, 2008

Eli Clare shares a poetic speech about community, disability, transness, and inclusiveness. “I come to this gathering thinking about shame–that chasm of loathing lodged in our bodies, a seemingly impenetrable fog, an unspeakable and unspoken fist. Shame all too often becomes our home. This is what I want to talk about, even though it’s one of those topics that makes us restless, uncomfortable, off balance.”

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