My female body
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Citation:Walker, H. (2017). My female body. Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries, 1(1), 70-93. ISSN: 2538-0133. Auckland, New Zealand : Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4035
Before I learnt about my feminism, I thought I was just loud and sexually confident. In 2017 I am still loud and sexually confident, but I also have research and embodied experiences to justify this. Understand this. With a growing understanding of my feminist whakapapa from Audre Lorde to My Mother, and the richness of knowledge they have left for us, I want to share, I want to be loud, I want to talk about sex, I want to talk about personal politics and how it honestly feels, not how it is supposed to feel. This may seem over-emotional, and it is. I over-react because just acting isn’t enough for me. I’m over-emotional because emotional without questioning my feelings doesn’t satisfy me. I write to understand my space and more than that, who I am within that space. Stripping back false constructions and ideals that have become ritual conformity to reveal, relearn, reverse and find an authentic sense of my identity.
Keywords:performativity, body politics, indentity, feminism, autobiography, personal is political, public/private, sex, gender, protest, New Zealand
ANZSRC Field of Research:190504 Performance and Installation Art
Copyright Holder:Unitec ePress
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