ON /

Rules (Iss. 3, Fall 2019)
Being Read (Iss. 2, Fall 2018)
The Art of Failure (Iss. 1, Spring 2018)

Publishing interdisciplinary compendia. ON Journal is edited by Gabrielle Welsh and published by Shelf Shelf. For all inquiries, please contact info@gabriellewelsh.co.

Being Read (Iss. 2, Fall 2018)

“To many, being seen by both legislative structures and a sweeping notion of mass culture is a goal, though it just allows queer struggles to be swept under the rug of heteronormative frameworks we are so opposed to. And as queer identities become increasingly co-opted, I ask myself, Do I really want straight people to understand me, much less see me?

ON / Being Read, positions the ‘read’ as a rhetorical-investigative framework to question the need for a queerness that is outwardly legible. A curated selection of twelve artists and writers share their own reads in ON / Being Read, with expressions running the continuum of feeling not outwardly “queer enough” to quieting the anxiety of ostracism for being “too queer.”

Gabrielle Welsh
Elise Schierbeek
Gabe Howell
Rosie Accola
Madison Davidson
Seb Choe
Jessie McCarty
Rivka Yeker
Caroline Cash
Eric Aldieri
Zoe Kaplan
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