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August 2015 Blog Posts (7)

Where we're at so far...

So here's an update on the 'Sharing Stories Beyond Gender' workshops...

We've had 3 sessions so far with 6 and 15 participants, ranging from around 14 to 50, identifying in many different ways...

We've experimented with pencil, paper, collages, face-paint, song, video, photo and poetry.

We've explored blog spaces here, on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo.

We're not quite sure who we're 'speaking' to, about what or why yet... but muddling through the…


Added by Sonja Vivienne on August 25, 2015 at 12:16 — No Comments

Sharing Stories - Beyond Gender - Session 1

I joined Sonja's Sharing Stories - Beyond Gender session on Saturday (8/8). I'd missed the first one so I was on catch up mode!

Was a great experience in attempted creativity. I found it very difficult to find a creative outlet and trawled through media suggestions looking for something that appealed to me. But even harder was reaching down inside and pulling something forth that I thought I could recognize as me. (or understanding that was the aim of the exercise :P )…


Added by Tasha Eve on August 13, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

More incomplete experiments...

So following Sam's recommendation of some free Adobe apps last session, I found 'Slate'... Here is some info: Slate

I thought it might be good for doing a kind of brief life story or a series of loosely connected reflections... it's quite elegeant! I'm going to come back to it later but here's my brief experiment - Slate test

Even less attractive is this…


Added by Sonja Vivienne on August 13, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Some Art

Added by Joslyn Renfrey on August 11, 2015 at 21:20 — 1 Comment

Finding Community

Hello Everyone!

    This is my first blog post, and I have to say I'm happy to have stumbled across this community.  I am working on my Master of Education, and within that my focus is on Social and Cultural Contexts.  It has really been a long, sometimes wonderful, sometimes painful process that has helped me to learn a lot about myself.  During my Master of Education was the first time I encountered thinking about queer theory and sexuality as a spectrum.  I had always felt…


Added by G C. on August 11, 2015 at 11:18 — 2 Comments

'Being Present' and on to 'Being Preserved'

A link to our Tumblr blog and my reflections on epigrams and epiphanies:


Added by Sonja Vivienne on August 5, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

#phototaichi #beyondgender

I took this last weekend on a beach walk with the kids. I like it because it represents a feeling and a process of disassembly and reconstruction. When I adjust my eyes and ears and body to the rhythm of waves and wind and birds... all the parts of me that I normally hold so tightly together become fragmented. Insignificant. The parts become part of something bigger. Less…


Added by Sonja Vivienne on August 5, 2015 at 11:07 — No Comments

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