- xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Epstein-Fine, Sadie,Zook, Makeda,
- Includes bibliographical references.Summary: "As queerspawn, we have often presented our lives to conform to other people's expectations of what has been difficult for us, and what we have risen above. We have felt the pressure to be perfect in order to prove to the skeptics, the disbelievers, the pessimists, the straight-up haters, that we are a social experiment gone 'right,' producing 'well-adjusted' children. This anthology is about carving out a space for our voices. It is an attempt to create space for our stories without the pressures of having to conform to a narrative that demands perfection, that demands proving to on-lookers, both outside of and within queer communities, that we turned out 'all right.' If you are looking for that narrative in this collection, you won't find it. Instead you will find voices that ask: What does it mean to be 'well-adjusted' in a world that teaches us to lie about our imperfections and to believe that we are alone in those imperfections? What does it means to be 'well adjusted' in a world that is ripe with problems and fraught with violence? What does it mean to be resilient in a world that will not allow us to reveal our imperfections for fear of putting our family's safety at risk? We are in fact, and all at once, resilient, imperfect, and fiercely protective of our families. We exist in a world of grey and this anthology is a reflection of our actual experiences, airbrushed for no one - at times humorous, light, joyous, prideful, and hopeful, at other times sad, and full of grief, guilt, shame, denial, resentment, and anger."--