Spring 2008 Newsletter
The Newsletter of the Williams College Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Alumnae/i Network
In this issue...
Recent Events at Williams
Carmen Winant: I Want to Be the Girl With the Most Cake
Carmen Winant's portraiture—both drawings and photographs—confront viewers with questions about contemporary gender politics, particularly about third wave feminism. As postmodernism sent notions of identity, liberation, and pleasure up for grabs, notions of female sexual autonomy were rearticulated. Compared to the past generation of feminists, the desire for sexual agency now cohabits openly, if uneasily, with a wide sense of humor about sex and a willing objectification of the sexual self - as long as girls/women are "in charge" and are sharing in "the gaze." Winant, a 24-year-old California-based artist, studied at UCLA, has worked as an art critic for the Philadelphia Weekly, and just completed a six-month stint at Aperture Foundation in New York.
Black Womyn: Conversations With Lesbians of African Descent
Pour Some Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Stories
Williams Alumni Stonewall Speaker Series: Rives Kistler
The Honorable Rives Kistler is an Oregon Supreme Court Justice. The Oregon Supreme Court is the only state supreme court with any openly queer justices — and there are two! (Read the full article here.)
Man Made, exhibit by Allison Golinkoff
Two photography exhibits exploring transgender experiences, one of a drag queen and one of a transsexual sex-worker
Talkin' Trash in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, a lively lecture about life in the ex-gay movement
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