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MauraLeeBee

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Maura's TEDx Talk
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:40:50 AM »

Hi guys! So I had the opportunity to have a TEDx talk recently, and I thought this seemed like the place to share it. It's about the importance of queer voices in literature! Hope y'all enjoy it.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8etnSTnX92g" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8etnSTnX92g</a>
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Re: Maura's TEDx Talk
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 09:42:58 AM »

Nicely done! I was really struck by your point that we need these narratives for young people coming out now. We're not "post-queer" just as we're not "post-racial". Gay characters on TV don't make getting through high school any easier. What if we lived in a world where "coming out" was about the same level of importance as deciding what instrument to learn in music class?
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Re: Maura's TEDx Talk
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 01:41:50 AM »

Nicely done! I was really struck by your point that we need these narratives for young people coming out now. We're not "post-queer" just as we're not "post-racial". Gay characters on TV don't make getting through high school any easier. What if we lived in a world where "coming out" was about the same level of importance as deciding what instrument to learn in music class?

Exactly! And you know, it's totally important to have queer voices on television, but very few movies and television shows become "timeless", in the same sense as literature anyway.
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