The Androgynous vault is a blog (and sometimes vlog) about the lives of two androgynous girls in Brisbane. This blog offers a perspective of life through androgynous eyes.
TAV - Volume Ten - Purple, Revel and Riot, This Just Out and lot's of androgyny in between
Hi folks let's just into this quickly: a typical week for Ninja at this time of year.
Mon: go to class, work on assignments.
Tues: work on assignments
Wed: go to class, work on assigments
Thurs: go to class, work on assignments
Fri: work on assignments
Weekend: yes you guessed it.
Despite my incredible work load I am back for another week of androgynous text in front of your eyes because well because this is my procrastination!
This blog comes in 3 parts: Purple, Revel and Riot and This Just Out.
PART I: PURPLE.
As I assume most of you, if not all the people that read this blog are aware, yesterday was spirit day. A day to wear purple in honour of the young folks in America who recently commited suicide due to homophobic abuse at their schools and homes and also to raise awareness that bullying is not cool and should not be tolerated. I wore purple and I was a little bit disappointed as I traveled to university and walked around my campus to see not much purple at all. Whether that be lack of exposure of the event or lack of purple clothing in the world, I'm not sure. However I did see a few people wearing Purple and that made me smile.
PART II: REVEL AND RIOT.
The amazing Emy Story and Sarah Fobes have created a website called Revel and Riot. The aim of Revel & Riot is to promote LGBTQ rights, awareness and equality through new media, graphics, writing, and products on the internet. Revel & Riot aims to create art that challenges (and respectfully updates) the narrow field of traditional gay graphic design.
Volume 10: Purple, Revel and Riot, This Just Out and lot's of androgyny in between
"The struggles of LGBTQ people today encompass countless issues (marriage equality, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS, feminism, poverty, suicide, the rise of religious fundamentalism, transphobia, immigration equality, ‘don’t ask don’t tell’, etc) and these issues are constantly changing. As LGBTQ visibility grows, so does the discernible diversity of our movement. LGBTQ people and allies of all ages, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds seek art and ideas that reflect the fluidity and evolution of their struggles and their style".
This website provides a very large list of resources, organisations, absolutely anything and everything that can help the LGBTQ community and it is well worth checking out.
PART III: This Just Out (with Liz Feldman)
For those of us that are fans of Liz Feldman she is officially back for 2010 with more episodes of her hilarious web show 'This Just Out'. If you havn't seen an episode of this just out go to youtube and watch it. Her new series is on afterellen.com and is absolutely hilarious.
That's all for this week I must get back to the assignment pile. Good luck and sail safe on the high seas comrades! Don't forget to be awesome.
Comments? Question? Anything?
- Volume One - The Introduction
- Volume Two - Gender Confusion
- Volume Three - Categories and Neatly Defined Boxes
- Volume Four - Tomato sauce, Assassinations and a woman Prime Minister
- Volume Five - Undergarments and Academic Tanned Skin
- Volume Six - Naked and Nakedness?
- Volume Seven - Prejudice and Pride
- Volume Eight - It Gets Better
- Volume Nine - It's a plane, it's a pirate, wait no it's just Moneth
- Volume Ten - Purple, Revel and Riot, This Just Out and lot's of androgyny in between
- Volume Eleven - Androgynous Clothing