Undocuqueer

May 13, 2013 in inQueery

Being queer and undocumented, an individual might fear both domestic hatred and international persecution. Despite what should be universal human rights, being undocuqueer (both queer and undocumented) can result in the exclusion from both institutions and benefits guaranteed to heterosexual partners and citizens. Perhaps even scarier is the complicated (and often dangerous) reality of being queer in an immigrant’s original home.

Faces of Bipolar Disorder

April 10, 2013 in inQueery

“Mania’s kind of social engagement has a specific quality: it is a one-way outpouring of energy (perceived as masculine in style) rather than a two-way exchange (perceived as feminine in style).” (Martin). Throughout the evolution of the conceptualization of bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder, there have been markedly gendered qualities to its diagnosis. Prior to the 1800s, the experience of mania was often seen “as both frightening and masculine” (Martin). Throughout the early twentieth centur…

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