Things have been a bit quiet in the bloggy department here this week but there has been so much life stuff going on that I am exhausted. Thank goodness for a long weekend!
Part of the madness at this end is that I have started my honours year at AUT at the School of Art and Design. I'm five weeks in and it is all of the intensity I expected (and more!) It is an incredible privilege to be working in an environment with such clever minds.
My work this year will explore the outward expression of gender-fluid identities through design practice. After much thought I have decided to blog a bit every now and then on cool things I find that explain some of the ideas I'm working through.
As a starting point, this clip from Michael Kimmel is a pretty rad explanation of the invisibility of privilege (in this case the privilege surrounding gender and race):
Seeing ourselves as gendered, raced, sexed and classed does not need to be a debasing or elitist exercise but should rather be seen as moving to place of understanding around the factors that influence our identity.
I know there are descriptors in my identity that I am uncomfortable with. Understanding this discomfort provides insight into the world that I live in and insights into the type of world that I want to live in.