Canadian Art: Making Space in Indigenous Art for Bull Dykes and Gender Weirdos

Featured Image: Lindsay (left) and Sasha (right), Dayna Danger

I was a little late to the game, and didn’t catch up with her until she was in Tania Willard and Kathleen Ritter’s now-famous survey exhibition “Beat Nation.” Nonetheless, seeing her in all her glory—disco dancing, in a fabulous all-red number, and wearing a necklace comprised of multiple strands of shells exaggerated to a level of supreme luxe indulgence—transformed and inspired me. It was the first time I had seen myself, my most authentic and queerest self, represented in Indigenous art. Yet, I still yearn for a more expansive representation of fierce feminist, gender-variant and sexually diverse realities within Indigenous art. I want a space in Indigenous art for all my bull dykes, bratty baby girls, gender weirdos and dirt fags….Your awesome paragraph

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