sisyphean task video #1: trans remembrance day

This video is in response to Pedagogical Gregory’s video, as well as Jeff Rice’s recent discussion of rhetoric as “The usage of many, many things.” In particular, I’ve been thinking about how I espouse multimodal composition yet don’t really engage in it a whole lot — so here’s my first attempt at a video!

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3 Responses to sisyphean task video #1: trans remembrance day

  1. T. Trist says:

    In addition to memorializing the people lost to senseless hate and violence, I would like to honor the women and men who courageously live their lives in truth everyday.

    It makes me so angry that much of the hate and degredation against the GLBT community is embraced by religion!

    Everyone in our community should know that there’s a documentary film soon to be released about two lesbian women who set out to fight against religious bigotry by posing as a straight couple in an evangelical church… and they have proof.

    You can see Faith of the Abomination movie trailer on YouTube, or go directly to

  2. joanna says:

    I signed up for the Queer theory workshop–before I realized that you were giving it. Double-blessing there!

    I appreciated your video–the teenager’s poem wasn’t too bad and her anger seemed less anti-male than anti-masculine–“hyper-masculine,” as you put it, that contributed to her persecution.

    One of my cousins was transgendered, and he lived his professional life as a man (his birth gender), but his personal life as a woman. I use the masculine pronoun here because that’s how I knew my cousin–I didn’t know that he was trans until about seven years before he died. It breaks my heart that his life was so circumscribed by his need to protect himself; it breaks my heart that teenagers today are persecuting each other.

  3. Michael says:

    It breaks my heart as well.

    Thanks, Joanna, and i look forward to seeing you at 4C’s.

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