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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 August 2014
...T.J. Tallie Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Sovereign Erotics is a powerful and provocative collection of writing by two-spirit/queer indigenous-identified authors that presents an embodied challenge on multiple fronts—an intellectual and literary call to challenge...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 574–588.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kai Pyle Abstract This article analyzes archival and oral records of Ojibwe and Plains Cree words for Two-Spirit people to show the continuity between historical and modern Two-Spirits. In the face of appropriation of historical Two-Spirits by both cisgender and transgender non-Indigenous people...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 338–351.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Saylesh Wesley Abstract Coast Salish people, particularly the Stó:lõ of the lower Fraser Valley, have lost much of their language, histories, and teachings as a result of colonization. One such important identity that has been forgotten or erased is the two-spirited role. The author wishes...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 265–300.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jamey Jesperson; Saylesh Wesley Abstract In 2014, then doctoral student Saylesh Wesley published the now canonical TSQ article, “Twin-Spirited Woman: Sts'iyóye smestíyexw slhá:li,” gifting her story of “coming in” as a Stó:lō trans woman to all Two-Spirit people. Using similar “storywork” methods...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 192–201.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Scott L. Morgensen Abstract Indigenous critics are interrogating the violences of modernity as conditions for understanding or debating gender, alongside critical works in trans studies and in queer-of-color, queer diaspora, and women-of-color feminist theories. This essay asks how two-spirit...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 484–507.
Published: 01 November 2023
... colonialism and produces tangible decolonial actions that will benefit the lives of Indigenous Two-Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people and align with movements for Indigenous self-determination. Queer and trans settlers are urged to begin a process of accountability and to engage a decolonial praxis...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Mark Rifkin Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory . Qwo-Li Driskill . Tucson : University of Arizona Press , 2016 . xii + 212 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 References Jacobs Sue-Ellen , Thomas Wesley , and Lang Sabine...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Hekma 1989 ; Gill-Peterson 2018 ; and Heaney 2017 ). Additionally, a dangerous slippage occurs in which the category of trans threatens to subsume or erase local gender categories. This is a problem frequently experienced by two-spirit communities and a tension Vaibhav Saria ( 2021 ) draws out...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 58–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... numerous others. 1. LGBTSTGNC stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, and gender nonconforming as used by the Audre Lorde Project ( Audre Lorde Project 2015 ). Dissenting from feminism's normalizing practices in Chiapas has meant embodying sovereign erotic power and allowing...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 472–480.
Published: 01 November 2019
... transformation stage and potentially rework binary cisgender—structured through whiteness—as a fundamental fault line defining the human and the territorial national body at the threshold between nature and culture. In Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory ( 2016 ), Qwo-li Driskill addresses...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 16–27.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in the work that trans activists and trans studies are doing to focus on “responsibilities” instead of “rights” would change how we do our work. When I talk with students about Two-Spirit identities and communities, I talk about how Two-Spirit activism and identities focus on resuming and/or continuing our...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 May 2022
... (2017) and the articulation of healing in Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature are complementary positions Intersex Justice Pedagogy centers sovereignty as a paradigm for self-definition, survival, and as building blocks for flourishing communities of care. “The notion of sovereign...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 274–287.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and fags ¡Maybe even more so!” The zines included contributions from and representations of Black and Indigenous trans people, including a smiling portrait of Linda Taylor, a Black trans woman, on the cover of issue 3 (Winter 1995) and an interview with Two-Spirit activist Dancing To Eagle Spirit (Métis...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 50–52.
Published: 01 May 2014
... middle-class professionals to set the agenda for and to be representative of trans movements erases the labor performed by racialized transsexual and two-spirit people—many of whom were women working as prostitutes—to ensure better lives for marginalized populations. Capital constantly subsumes...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 488–494.
Published: 01 August 2015
... about the diversity of two-spirit peoples among Indigenous Americans and how Anglo colonizers generally condemned them in the context of other perceived gender transgressions of work, relationships, and social roles (11–14, 16–17). In middle school, Making the Framework FAIR 's recommendations...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 419–439.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., border checkpoints, and international art and academic spaces in “Becoming Transreal.” Currently, with “Autonets,” I am focused on creating networks of safety between trans women of color, two-spirit people, sex workers, and disabled people in Toronto, Detroit, Bogotá, and Los Angeles. Autonets works...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 518–539.
Published: 01 November 2018
... colonizing as an epistemological method and as a political movement” (Aizura et al. 2014 : 309). As Kai Pyle argues in this issue, white queer “claims not only appropriate Two-Spirit history but also minimize the trauma of settler colonialism and heteropatriarchy that affects Two-Spirit people.” Recent...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 368–385.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the waria's jiwa perempuan and religion could be useful to develop counterhegemonic strategies to resist colonizing identities, as previous authors have done through the concept of the “spirit” to explore the two-spirited aboriginal people in America (Cameron 2005 ). Considering my participants' accounts...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 421–426.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., brown, and Indigenous trans, nonbinary, and Two-Spirit young people in support groups: driving with them to their appointments for housing intakes or health care, shopping with them to pick up food at the grocery store or clothes at the thrift store, dropping them off at the queer youth center...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 26–27.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and better represents a broader community of individuals. Trans* is thus meant to include not only identities such as transgender, transsexual, trans man, and trans woman that are prefixed by trans- but also identities such as genderqueer, neutrios, intersex, agender, two-spirit, cross-dresser...