(Femmes of Fire) always surviving, by Natalie King | 2nd floor hallway


(Femmes of Fire) always surviving, by Natalie King | 2nd floor hallway


(Femmes of Fire) we will not be forgotten, the feminine spirit is always surviving', Queer feminine identities are overlooked and invalidated in queer communities both in respect to gender/sexual hierarchies informing power and access and in micro and macro-aggressions toward queer femininities, which take place both at the conceptual level and on the ground in the lived experiences of these bodies. The figures within this work illuminate the existence of the queer body. This work is meant to embrace femininity in all forms, celebrate its existence and reconcile the trauma, hostile behaviour and anxiety toward queer femme identities. The figures in this work are placed as monumental figures that celebrate our resiliency, confirm our creativity and place queer femmes as leaders, who have always been at the forefront of our collective queer history. ————————————— Natalie King is a queer Anishinaabekwe and a member of Timiskaming First Nation with mixed Indigenous and european ancestry. Centered through a queer lens involving portrayals of femme identities, King’s works are about embracing the multiplicities of identity within the queer femme experience. King’s work is centred through the relationships between queer individuals, primarily queer femmes, how we share stories, resources and care and the ambiguity of queerness and identity within hybrid and overlapping identities.


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