Conversation: Queerness & The Post-Colony

Queering Dalit | TQ Salon

Oct 2016
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I don’t need to de-queer my Dalit-ness. I need to fuck my Dalit into my queerness.
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the way damaged people love | TQ Salon

Aug 2016
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to be with someone we love is a heroic act of defiance, a grave dissidence to every single normativity of state, religion and society which tells everything about us is somehow wrong. all of a sudden you become a Luti (people of Lut), a mental condition, a pervert, or might be going through a...
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Queer Shuttling | TQ Salon

Jul 2016
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I shuttle not only because I am always anxious of others appropriating my narrative, but also because I don’t really know how to process and narrate my queerness, how to come out politically through a narrative that is mine, that refuses to be globalized. Part of the reason for our collective shuttling is our...
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Translating Queerness | TQ Salon

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It is important that we ask ourselves if we can do without the Western academic rhetoric that for all its usefulness can never understand the true scope and complexity of our identities, our stories and our traumas. Is it possible in Pakistan to speak about the right to love and live as we...
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