In the Flesh was founded in 2012. More information below, including info on how to submit. For info on who made this flesh, click here.
What madness is this?
Do you ever see the New York you live in reflected back to you on paper or the screen? Scenes from your life, your conversations, your fantasy world? The voguers on the pier; the sweat shining on performers as they sing for you, dance for you, strip for you; the whispering in the bar, lips to ear, curled and open. What’s that you say? You hardly ever see that? What about the New York you lust after? Women standing in doorframes, the heat steaming them open like letters…
In a time when gay activism has been hijacked by white hetero-normative combat and relationships, In the Flesh asks “How do you fight? How do you love? How do you live?” In the Flesh is a bridge. It’s about a queer* reality melding with a queer imaginary. What makes you analytical, erotic, maternal, spiritual, angry, activist, hustling, pulsing flesh.
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A Word on “Queer”
We are not interested in queer as another identity to be consumed. We believe queerness is a desire for knowledge wedded to the erotic. It is the assertion that there is no knowledge without risk; there is no intelligence without feeling; no discovery without love.
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