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Brian Bergen-Aurand

This issue acknowledges the work of Rosalie Fish (Cowlitz), Jordan Marie Daniels (Lakota), and the many others who refuse to ignore the situation that has allowed thousands of Indigenous women and girls to be murdered or go missing across North America without the full intervention of law enforcement and other local authorities. As Rosalie Fish said in an interview regarding her activism on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG),

"I felt a little heavy at first just wearing the paint. And I think that was . . . like my ancestors letting me know . . . you need to take this seriously: “What you’re doing, you need to do well.” And I think that’s why I felt really heavy when I first put on my paint and when I tried to run with my paint at first. . . . I would say my personal strength comes from my grandmas, my mom, my great grandma, and I really hope that’s true, that I made them proud." (Inland Northwest Native News interview)

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Editorial

Screening Vulnerability

Brian Bergen-Aurand

rather than capability or ability—with their links to energy, strength, power, and vitality—began to hold a more central place in my research and critical thought. I began rethinking what bodies do and what they do to us when we experience them

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Anxious Breath

An Autoethnographic Exploration of Non-binary Queerness, Vulnerability, and Recognition in Step Out

Lara Bochmann and Erin Hampson

both senses, being vulnerable is equated with frailty, openness, or helplessness, and thus is conceptualized as opposed to strength, agency, and power. It is evident that this dichotomy is limited and too simplistic, and our aim is to complicate this

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Visibility and Screen Politics after the Transgender Tipping Point

Wibke Straube

situation, more sustainable and livable imaginaries, and politics of resistance that can help to challenge these conditions politically, ecologically, and academically everywhere. Here is to hoping that there is enough strength left to imagine a different

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Close to You

Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory

Julian Binder

the end, claimed victory over her body and her name” ( Hoerburger 1996 ). Here, anorexia is personified, and the example encapsulates how Karen's life story was remembered not as a narrative of “female strength or self-reliance, [but as one of] a

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Editorial

Situating Screen Bodies

Brian Bergen-Aurand

compare the two photographs, the difference is in the looks of the subjects in both images. While the self-portrait conveys the quiet strength of the photographer with a contemplative attitude toward her work and the situation to which it speaks, it