Young, Queer Farmers Are Here to Change U.S. Agriculture
Today's queer youth are more interested in farming than ever. Eliza Pessereau surveyed members of the Queer Farmer Listserv to understand their challenges and motivations for going "back to the land."
Beyond Gender Monocultures, Toward Trans Horizons
The logic of plantations shape people's lives. Gender has become a monoculture, but Max López Toledano and Topa Zenga argue that growing gender polycultures can offer a means of flourishing.
Getting Kinky With Ecology
Developing a theory of kink ecology, Madeleine Bavley imagines a more pleasurable future for the environmental movement.
Blurring Barriers on Fire Island
Amelia Carter maps the shifting geography and queer ecologies of a popular gay resort spot.
Women Farmers Are Reshaping the Field in South Carolina
Through fieldwork interviews, Sarah Melotte learns how women in agriculture carve out room for themselves in an industry dominated by men.
Where the Queer Wild Things Are
Can wildness be its own way of thinking and knowing? And where should we look to find out? Julia Dauer reviews Jack Halberstam's wide-ranging new book, Wild Things.
Nuns, Farmers, and Enchanted Earth at the Sinsinawa Mound
Nuns and farmers work together at Sinsinawa Mound, seeking justice and enchantment in bean patches. Margaux Crider gives us an inside look.
The Queer Ecology of Steven Universe
When the revolution is won, what comes next? In the popular Cartoon Network show Steven Universe, Gardiner Brown finds a model for queer environmental care.
On Being the (Only) Black Feminist Environmental Ethnographer in Gulf Coast Louisiana
Ethnographer Frances Roberts-Gregory describes the importance of embracing ‘Black girl reliable’ and supporting frontline communities.
Caring, at a Distance
What is it to be in this body, here, now? Addie Hopes recommends what to read while we shelter in place and rethink what it means to care for one another.
Finally, a Funny Environmental Film
And it might just be the quirky, queered, Icelandic feminist ecowarrior movie you've been waiting for.
The Environmental Histories of Desire
Greta LaFleur’s new book, The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, shows how desire was produced in surprising ways alongside taxonomies of plants and racial difference in early British colonial texts.
Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis
"We can't contain water." Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis discusses the environmental inequalities and queer rhythms of the elusive fluid.
There’s Nothing “Natural” About Binary Gender
In light of the US government's controversial proposal to define gender as a "biological fact," a trans scholar and artist critiques the use of “nature” to limit the messy, multidimensional reality of gender identity and expression.
The Pleasures of Teaching Plastic
Plastic shapes us even as it contributes to our destruction. A performance studies scholar shares her creative approach to teaching about plastic and identity in an unavoidably plastic world.
Citation in the #MeToo Era
An ecocritic had just finished a book chapter on Sherman Alexie’s poetry when accusations about his sexual misconduct went viral last spring. She asks if environmental humanities scholars should continue to engage with the work of abusers, and why certain writers and scholars come to dominate our archives in the first place.
Queer Camping, Then and Now
A cultural anthropologist explores how queer camping subverts masculine camping culture and supports new queer identities and communities in the outdoors.
When Laundry Detergent Was Edible
Long before Tide Pods, laundry soap was made from organic ingredients with familiar names and smells. When corporations started selling detergents made from synthetic chemicals, they had to redefine what clean smelled like.
Nine Women Who Are Rewriting the Environment
As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, here is a list of new and recent work by women writers whose environmental imaginations keep us all inspired, impassioned, and ready for whatever comes next.
How a $750 Down Jacket is Dividing College Campuses
When students critique outdoor fashion on campus, their views reveal gendered, ethnic, and regional stereotypes at play in the local meaning of international brands.
Ecological Homes: Making Women, Men, and Nature
At the New Alchemy Institute's bioshelters, green technologies promised social revolution. But women still found themselves stuck with the dishes.
Bittersweet Catch: Korea’s Diving Women and the Pitfalls of Cultural Preservation
While attending a school set up to train the next generation of haenyeo divers, one woman grapples with the historical and ongoing complexities of maintaining the traditional practice.
Why We Don’t Like Wild Women
In American popular culture, from the colonial era to the present, women who venture out into wild places cannot escape the strictures of gender.
Toxic Bodies and the Wetter, Better Future of “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Most Hollywood catastrophe films offer neat endings and the promise of a fresh start. Fury Road asks what happens when the broken world cannot be made whole.
Excavating the Private Sphere
A photo essay of mid-century domestic relics open a window on a woman's hard, heroic, uncelebrated life.
Female Birds Sing, Too
When a long-dominant theory about sexual selection’s role in the evolution of bird song is corrected, what happens to conventional ideas about the sex of singing birds?