Debility

In many of the queer spaces I have inhabited for over a decade, I have observed and experienced how the toxic masculinity characteristic of heteropatriarchy has spun a web of femmephobic biases around anyone or anything perceived as feminine/effeminate/camp – portraying femmes as “less than.” For years, I have struggled with internalized femmephobia, often denying…

This Side of Town

‘This Side of Town’ is part of a suite of poems entitled, ‘Of Joyrides, Backseat Loving, and Road Trips’. A while back, I shared a “sneak preview” of one of the poems in this set and today I am posting in full ‘This Side of Town’ – which was previously published in Heather, Vol. 1,…

Behind the Camera for ILFL

Client: I Live For Lucy Promotional Photography / Lyric Video 2016 From EP artwork to website design to inspiring her latest single, my collaborations with British synthpop artist, I Live For Lucy have been anything but predictable. On this occasion I am sharing the results of my work behind the camera: Earlier in the year,…

Road Trips and First True Loves

Road trips and first true loves… If you’ve ever taken a road trip concurrently with falling deeper in love with someone, you know how the whole experience is ‘a mixed bag of pleasures’: A bewildering test, incredibly exhilarating and astonishingly daunting in equal measure. During the whole ordeal, ambivalence propels you – with but the…

Love Wins

Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making it a legal right nationwide. After decades of litigation and campaigning, the Constitution now guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, which means the number of states where gay marriage is legal rises from 37 to all 50 states. With a 5-to-4 vote, justices…

iliveforlucy.com

Client: I Live For Lucy iliveforlucy.com 2014   The new iliveforlucy.com launched a few months ago. I designed it and ILFL built it. Collaborative effort, y’all! ILFL’s new website to continues the look I developed for her EP, ‘Chasing Corners’.

‘Fingerspelling Lesson’ for Quaint Magazine

Quaint Magazine is a quarterly literary magazine that publishes work by female-identified, genderqueer, and non-binary people. The Quaint team explains why ‘quaint’: c.1200, cointe, “cunning, ingenious; proud,” (…) Later in English, “elaborate, skillfully made” (c.1300); “strange and clever” (mid-14c.). Sense of “old-fashioned but charming” is first attested 1795 (…) In Chaucer’s usage there seems to…

‘Chasing Corners’ Artwork

Client: I Live For Lucy Artwork for ‘Chasing Corners’ EP 2014   I Live For Lucy is a Brighton-based queer musicians. You can listen to ILFL’s first EP, ‘Chasing Corners’ on her SoundCloud. Like what you hear? If so and if you are on Twitter (who isn’t?), why not follow ILFL – you’ve nothing to…

About This Queermo

I am t pomar, a Brighton-based grrrl academic. When not reading queer/feminist theory, this queermo can be found writing; drawing; looking for hidden treasures in second-hand bookstores; fiddling with a microKORG; ranting about this or that; flicking through the latest issues at Dave’s Comics; drinking cheap whiskey in the North Laine district. Not simultaneously… that’d…