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Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies

Eli Clare, a poet, essayist, activist, and an avid hiker living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been published widely under her given name, Elizabeth Clare. Born in Port Orford, OR, she grew up cutting firewood in the Siskiyou National Forest; now a writer in Ann Arbor and en route to Vermont, she captures and translates her experiences into narratives that reverberate with pride, disability, transgender celebration, queer crossings, class struggles, raced living, and, above all, a constant sense of place despite her mountain, community, and globe-trotting feet.
When Mar 04, 2003
from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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ELI CLARE

 

Author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation

Eli Clare, a poet, essayist, activist, and an avid hiker living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been published widely under her given name, Elizabeth Clare. Born in Port Orford, OR, she grew up cutting firewood in the Siskiyou National Forest; now a writer in Ann Arbor and en route to Vermont, she captures and translates her experiences into narratives that reverberate with pride, disability, transgender celebration, queer crossings, class struggles, raced living, and, above all, a constant sense of place despite her mountain, community, and globe-trotting feet.

Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies

"Queerness and disability are both identities that live on our bodies." Eli Clare will examine how these identities and their attendant oppressions–homophobia, transphobia, and ableism – are imbedded in bone and muscle, tendon and ligament, not as theory or metaphor or political strategy, but as real lived experience.

March 4, 2003