“Everyone knows me as the weird kid”: being bisexual, genderfluid, and fifteen

David Carless*, Kitrina Douglas, Kate Milnes, Tamara Turner-Moore

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Everyone Knows Me as the Weird Kid is a performance text created from collaborative narrative interviews between the first author and a 15-year-old participant named Max who identifies as bisexual and genderfluid. The performance explores how Max negotiates a range of challenges—including homophobia, transphobia, bullying, and harassment—on a day-to-day basis. It offers evocative insights into life as a young person with an intersecting identity across school, community, online, and family contexts. By choosing to represent Max’s experiences as a performance text, we offer a living, breathing resource that can be performed in educational settings not only to young people but also by young people. We share Everybody Knows Me as the Weird Kid as a resource to help others respond to sexual and gender-related bullying and discrimination in their own lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-848
Number of pages9
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Early online date8 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bullying
  • collaborative research
  • genderfluidity
  • LGBT experience
  • performance txt
  • physical education

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