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By Qwo-Li Driskill

In Cherokee Asegi udanto refers to those who both fall open air of men’s and women’s roles or who combine men’s and women’s roles. Asegi, which interprets as “strange,” can also be utilized by a few Cherokees as a time period just like “queer.” For writer Qwo-Li Driskill, asegi presents a way in which to reread Cherokee background with the intention to hear for these tales rendered “strange” through colonial heteropatriarchy.

As the 1st full-length paintings of scholarship to strengthen a tribally particular Indigenous Queer or Two-Spirit critique, Asegi Stories examines gender and sexuality in Cherokee cultural reminiscence, how they form the current, and the way they could impression the future.

The theoretical and methodological underpinnings of Asegi Stories derive from activist, inventive, and highbrow genealogies, known as “dissent traces” by means of Maori student Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Driskill intertwines Cherokee and different Indigenous traditions, girls of colour feminisms, grassroots activisms, queer and Trans experiences and politics, rhetoric, local experiences, and decolonial politics. Drawing from oral histories and archival files for you to articulate Cherokee-centered Two-Spirit opinions, Driskill contributes to the bigger intertribal events for social justice.

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