Becoming a free dandalion: exploring rebellious cuirnaturecultures through the creation of an online safe place with cuirs in the Andean Ecuador during Covid-19 times
“Siento que se está escribiendo una historia que no pude escribir yo” (Alex, 2020). (“I feel that a history that I could not write, myself, is now being written”) This cuir RP narrates the stories of six cuir bodies in the Andean Ecuador, who co-cuired art and cyberspace, during the cuir times of Covid-19. This RP moves away from mainstream forms of knowledge production. It presents instead a cuir way to do reseach in which we become copensantes (cothinkers). This term represents our decision of collectively reflect, feel, experiment and be rebellious. Based on the stories we shared in our co-created online safe place, and through the QE framework, this RP contributes to disrupt the culture/nature divide and its resulting natural/unnatural distinction used to justify the rejection and violence against cuirs in Ecuador. I situate this discussion by unpacking the construction of femininities and masculinities in this context, the ways they are abscribed on cuir bodies and their implications. Finally, I explore the personal and political dimension of cuir art, that by travelling across the cyberspace, are depicted in this RP generating contagion through new cuirnaturecultures. Through this RP, we generate noise and motivate the reader to rethink with us the possibilities of going beyond the binary of masculinity/feminity; to reflect with us about the right of cuir lives to exist; and to embody with us a cuir meaning of freedom.
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Arguello Calle, Ximena Alexandra. (2020, December 18). Becoming a free dandalion: exploring rebellious cuirnaturecultures through the creation of an online safe place with cuirs in the Andean Ecuador during Covid-19 times. Social Justice Perspectives (SJP). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/56236