Trauma suppression in young people: One in one Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

I’d suppressed it for so long, never coming to terms with what had occurred, never acknowledging it. A sequestered part of my brain knew, however…

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

Trauma suppression in young people: One in one

I’d suppressed it for so long, never coming to terms with what had occurred, never acknowledging it. A sequestered part of my brain knew, however…

Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown

Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown

Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown

Nevo Zissin is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and writer. In this Archer Asks, they discuss their new book ‘The Pronoun Lowdown’.

Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown

Archer Asks: Nevo Zisin, author of The Pronoun Lowdown

Nevo Zissin is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and writer. In this Archer Asks, they discuss their new book ‘The Pronoun Lowdown’.

Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference

Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference

Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference

I don’t think anyone means harm when they use binary language, but for queer and trans people language can cause such harm.

Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference

Trans people and language: Why words make a world of difference

I don’t think anyone means harm when they use binary language, but for queer and trans people language can cause such harm.

Archer Magazine issue #14 – the GROWING UP issue Archer Magazine issue #14 – the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Grab a sneak peek inside Archer Magazine’s GROWING UP issue, feat. Zindzi Okenyo, Taz Clay, Kirsty Webeck, Shoog McDaniel, Joanne Leah, Joshua Badge + more.

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Archer Magazine issue #14 - the GROWING UP issue

Grab a sneak peek inside Archer Magazine’s GROWING UP issue, feat. Zindzi Okenyo, Taz Clay, Kirsty Webeck, Shoog McDaniel, Joanne Leah, Joshua Badge + more.

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Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault.   Amidst my relaying of a story about high school parties, and what used to go on at them, my boyfriend interrupted, “That’s really messed up.” “I know, but it’s just like that. I mean, I woke up in the middle of sex once, not knowing how I’d …

Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and writer. They run gender inclusivity workshops in schools, workplaces, and in their local Jewish community. Nevo previously authored Finding Nevo, a poignant memoir on the experience of gender transitioning.   In the opening pages of The Pronoun Lowdown, you say: “I realised that I was …

I work as a social worker in a prison. It is a tough gig working in a system that is oppressive by design and marginalises the marginal. It’s even tougher as a non-binary trans person who is also an abolitionist, plugging away for a wage in a system that perpetuates ongoing violence against queer and …

Jewish, gay, and proud

Content warning: This article makes reference to conversion practices.   When I first came out over a decade ago, I became alienated from the Jewish community I grew up in. After coming out to a few close friends via text, my rabbi and rebbetzin called me to their office. They said that I’d have to …

Writing through trauma

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault, institutionalisation and trauma.    I have found the experience of writing and performing my work about my trauma of rape and institutionalisation a healing process. Someone on Facebook, who had not spoken to me for about two years, messaged me out of the blue and said, “I’m trying …

When I wore pink for the first time since transitioning, nothing changed. Years of testosterone didn’t leach out of my bloodstream, like rivulets of sweat running in reverse. My chest stayed a glorious flat expanse, pectorals underscored by my top surgery scars as if in emphasis. The pink cotton shirt was soft, and I liked …

‘Love in the Time of Coronavirus’ has been a source of entertainment and commentary during the pandemic. Playing on the title of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, the hashtag has been attached to everything from questions about how to maintain healthy relationships during lockdown to stories about people ending up …

The first time I looked up my natal chart, I was in the computer lab at high school. It was around 2003, when whole class periods were still allocated for ‘computer studies’; we were let loose in a room of bubble-shaped, candy-coloured iMacs, and told to see what we could find. I found astro.com, though …

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence and ways of healing.   Dear Queer Survivor, I am a queer woman working in research and community work with LGBTQA people who have experienced sexual violence. I wanted to write to you to share some hope and words of wisdom from a group of queer and trans survivors …

Most people don’t know exactly what their life will look like, or what they definitively want. We all have ideas about such things, but like burning incense, these ideas swirl and transform, twisting and augmenting over time. This can become more complicated amongst sexual minorities like myself. Sometimes other LGBT+ people find it problematic if …

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