Daria Kerschenbaum is an asexual writer and artist working in New York City. You can follow her on Instagram @Daria_Kersch.
“[…]spinsters were seen as queer, not because they were not mothers or wives, but because they wanted to go into the public sphere and to break the gender boundaries between the private and the public.” — Hellesund Tone (Read Full Article)
Can’t become a patron right now? We get it! You can still help by sharing queer history with your friends, following us on our other social media, commenting on our articles, and interacting with the project!
Surprise, Red Patrons!
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To show how much we genuinely appreciate everyone who supports us, we have a fundraiser exclusive for Red tier patrons too! New red tier patrons will receive a die-cut vinyl sticker with the same floral design featured on all FQH rewards.
Hop on over to our patreon and get yourself some cool rewards!
To talk about an artist is all too often to talk about their work. An artist’s creations can say much more about the person creating than was ever intended and can give us insight into their minds that we would never have had access to otherwise. It becomes difficult when there is a language barrier between the artist and oneself. There are translations of course, but so many translations are robotic at best, literally so if google translate is the only option. Instead, we can look to the impact of their work, and the effect their art had on their community. This is what we will be doing as we look at Cássia Eller, a Brazilian rock and MPB musician. (Read Full Article)
We at Making Queer History have been working diligently behind the scenes to prepare for a very special announcement — the first annual Funding Queer History!
Funding Queer History starts today, May 12, and runs until the end of June. New and upgrading patrons not only ensure the future of Making Queer History but also get access to exclusive content and special rewards only available during the fundraiser.
All new and upgrading patrons get access to a bonus episode of the Making Queer History podcast. In addition to the standard patron rewards, new and upgrading patrons from orange all the way to green get a fundraiser exclusive mug. The mug features the FQH floral logo with a green carnation and violet.
New and upgrading patrons from blue to violet get a high-quality enamel pin with the same floral design.
Want to support the project but becoming a patron isn’t an option for the time being? No problem! We understand. For this fundraiser, we’re also offering a tier exclusive to FQH: rainbow patrons! Anyone who makes a one-time donation of $50 or more gets access to the same amazing bonus content and the exclusive FQH pin.
Spreading the word is key, and you’re all an important part of that. Share the fundraiser, learn more about the project, and stay tuned for updates as we go along!
Hey y’all! We have some exciting announcements coming tomorrow, including the winner of our giveaway, so stay tuned!