"Everyone knows me as the weird kid": being bisexual, genderfluid, and fifteen

Carless, D, Douglas, Kitrina, Milnes, K and Turner-Moore, T (2019) "Everyone knows me as the weird kid": being bisexual, genderfluid, and fifteen. Qualitative Inquiry. ISSN 1077-8004

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Abstract

Everyone Knows Me as the Weird Kid is a performance text created from collaborative narrative interviews between the first author and a 15-year-old participant named Max who identifies as bisexual and genderfluid. The performance explores how Max negotiates a range of challenges—including homophobia, transphobia, bullying, and harassment—on a day-to-day basis. It offers evocative insights into life as a young person with an intersecting identity across school, community, online, and family contexts. By choosing to represent Max’s experiences as a performance text, we offer a living, breathing resource that can be performed in educational settings not only to young people but also by young people. We share Everybody Knows Me as the Weird Kid as a resource to help others respond to sexual and gender-related bullying and discrimination in their own lives.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded through a Leeds Beckett University Research Cluster Award. A performance of the piece at the 2018 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry was partially funded by the Carnegie School of Sport Conference Fund. © The Author(s) 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Specialist Studies In Education, Education Systems, Sociology, Social Sciences Methods
Subjects: Psychology
Social sciences
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 18:23
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6693

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