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Grab The Garnish Off The Plate And Put It In Your Hair. By Monique Jenkinson

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 5 Comments

I will start my post with the questions with which I was presented at the outset. I will try to answer most of them. I hope this isn’t too massive. So what makes Bay Area queer economies what they are? What are our secrets and what are our struggles? And maybe…

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Global Consequences of Queer Unemployment by Philip Huang

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Dear unemployed queers. As you ponder whether and how to re-enter the workforce, I urge you to consider the net effect of your unemployment not just on your own life but upon those of your fellow citizens, indeed upon society at large, by asking a question that may not seem…

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On the question of… by Sonny Nordmarken

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | No Comments

I am so happy to participate in this conversation. I don’t live in the Bay Area anymore, but I do make a point to spend substantial chunks of time there every year. What is so nice about being part of this discussion is that my participating demonstrates how Bay Area…

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A Love Story About Work by Liz Tenuto by Liz Tenuto

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 2 Comments

As a lover: About 3 years ago, there was momentum that was beginning to build in San Francisco, a pulse that kept getting stronger and stronger between new transplants, dancers, performance artists, drag and nightlife performers, comedians, documenters, mentors and curators. Through showing up for each other, engaging in dialogue, socializing and continuing to…

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AN ECONOMY OF LOVE. by Anna Martine Whitehead.

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 1 Comment

As I see it, there is now only one way left to talk about ourselves. And first we must close our eyes.Imagine yourself under water. You are a human being, submerged in the depths, able to breath through your human-gills, able to walk along the ocean floor and fraternize with…

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A Patchwork Quilt. by Carol Queen

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

My economy has always been a patchwork quilt. I balance at least four elements of living in the material world at all times — in a way, five, because I am the head of my household (something as a queer girl I always assumed I might have to do, but…

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This Is Personal by Cristina Carrasquillo

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

“no reflex on knees” “no sensation on skin” “no movement” “…do you remember?” I was about to turn 17 when the car brutally flipped out of control and violently threw my body out the windshield. I flew 27 feet and landed on my neck. Still alive and in and out…

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All Dressed Up by Chase Joynt

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

economy [ɪˈkɒnəmɪ] n pl –mies 1. careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift If I were to substitute “resources” with “feelings”, this would be an excellent one-sentence explanation as to why I go to therapy. This definition is also thematically applicable to how I feel about…

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In The Family: The Queer Rolodex

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping by | 1 Comment

About a month ago, one of my closest friends had a pretty major health scare. Being the good West Coast queer I am, one of the first things I did was call a friend and ask her to whip up a batch of her herbal Trauma Tea to tamper the…

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Queers Generate Value by…

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 1 Comment

When I was asked to blog about queer economy, my first reaction was “maybe they asked the wrong person by mistake. I don’t know even know what queer economy means?” Before I moved to San Francisco in 2010, I had never used the word queer to define myself, and had…

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