Archive of Queer Economies

Notes from the Grid & Fees – The Greed Factor. (A Work in Progress) by Sara Shelton Mann

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

Notes from the Grid 1. Thousands of years ago a cataclysm occurred physically and consciously that created a wobble on the planets. The program was fear. (Victim, persecutor, rescuer) To control create fear and add a program of religions. We wake up to a practical spiritual economy. Stay in the…

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Panic. Friendship. Celebration. by Mica Sigourney

on February 17th, 2012 in Benefit, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 3 Comments

I am sort of tired of trying to define queer, and then also struggle with the ideas of economy, as the global one topples towards failure and the national one is tenuous. I’ve been living below poverty line (chosen lifestyle) for a few years. About 3 years ago when I…

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A Duel, No Winners By Ben McCoy

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

Almost as a reflex, I was callous, cruel, and dismissive. I was sitting on my usual throne, which is to say, a barstool. The bar was pretty empty, as some places are before 5 PM. A mid-to-late twenties girl came in (I call her a girl instead of a woman…

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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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