The Many Gendered Mothers of my Heart

After reading Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, in which she talks about the “many gendered mothers of her heart”—those who have taught her, inspired her, and shaped her perspective, through their works, teaching, or relationships—I am keen to make my own list.

This is a brief list, which I will continue to add to.

Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Peggy Phelan, Rebecca Schnieder, Audre Lorde, Bell Hooks, Jill Solloway, Ilana Glazer, Ann Liv Young, Juliana May, Meg Stuart, Jeffrey Gunshol, Michaela Cannon, John Allen, Hélène Cixous, Jérôme Bel, Avital Ronell, Anh Vo, Christina Wald, Christopher Bolles, Jose Muñoz, Urban Bush Women, Kimberle Crenshaw, Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, RuPaul, André Lepecki, Rachel Maines, Haley Vigil, Sofi Shall, Ayla Estreich,

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