Monstrous Love and Heroic Failure
A downloadable manifesto
Members of marginalised groups are so often thought of in terms of the monstrous. Our lived experience, our appearance and presentation, our relationships, our cultures, our love -- all of these things are made into horror by oppressive attitudes. Similarly, there is a particular narrative so intrinsic to the idea of "heroism" that we no longer analyse whether that person does good deeds -- instead, their association with the hero narrative justifies them retroactively.
This manifesto calls for the continued analysis, complication, subversion and reclaimation of these convenient narratives.
An entry for ManifestoJam.
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