April 9, 2021
Queering Activism in Wood Buffalo
This book project seeks to explore the intersections of being queer* and doing activism in Wood Buffalo/ᓂᐢᑕᐋᐧᔮᐤ/nistawâyâw. We wish to create a space for exploring, reflecting, and celebrating these experiences, including the specific challenges and opportunities of queering activism in the region. We encourage works from artists and non-artists alike, thinkers, activists, community members, organizers, and beyond. The following topics are of particular interest (though this list is far from exhaustive):
- Resistance, Social Justice, & Human Rights
- Community Building & Life in Wood Buffalo
- Identity, Representation, & Belonging *The term queer is used here with the intention to include all non-heteronormative identities; to acknowledge the vast identities outside of cisgender and heterosexual such as those who are Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, aromantic, intersex, pansexual, polyamorous, non-binary, and/or genderqueer.
We encourage submissions from BIPOC, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, those managing their mental health, immigrants and refugees, and those with other intersecting identities.