Eli Clare

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Eli Clare
Nationality American
Pronouns he/him[1][2]
Gender identity genderqueer[1][2]
Occupation writer, poet, activist

Eli Clare is a multi-genre writer, queer activist, and disability activist.[3][4] He holds a Bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and a Master's in Creative Writing.[5]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

« I wanted to be a hermit, to live alone with my stones and trees, neither boy nor a girl.[6] »
« Not man, not woman: I don’t have one word answers for my gendered body, just stories.[7] »

Books[edit | edit source]

  • Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (1999)
  • The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion (2007)
  • Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (2017)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eli Clare. "Bio". eliclare.com. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barrett, Kay Ulanday (29 April 2018). "Eli Clare on Examining Disability Justice and Writing Cross-Genre". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  3. "My cerebral palsy isn't a problem to be cured, says writer Eli Clare". CBC Radio. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  4. Vallejos, Jorge Antonio (11 August 2010). "Eli Clare talks trans pride, disability and the history of the freak show". Xtra Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  5. Boyd, Helen (22 August 2007). "Five Questions With… Eli Clare". (en)gender. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  6. Bychowski, M.W. (28 February 2016). "Losing Home: the Rape of Transgender Lives in Exile & Pride". thingstransform.com. Retrieved 8 May 2020. Content note: in-depth discussion of sexual abuse.
  7. Clare, Eli (2002). "Sex, Celebration, and Justice: A Keynote for QD2002". Queer Disability Conference. Retrieved 12 May 2020. Content note: reclaimed slurs.
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