Queer Expression through Writing

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The other day for class we read The Laugh of the Medusa by Hélène Cixous. In this piece she argues the need for women to write.  She holds the claim that all women must write in order to liberate themselves, as well as to help transform the culture.  She places a significant importance on writing by saying, “To write. An act which will not only “realize” the censored relation of woman to her sexuality, to her womanly being, giving her access to her native strength; it will give her back her goods, her pleasures, her organs, her immense bodily territories which have been kept under seal”.  I believe that this excerpt from the article can be applied to the queer community in our generation today.  I found online a “teaching tool” for how to construct a class in order to encourage teenagers of the queer community to write about their bodies and their “coming-out” stories in order to reconnect with their sexuality or just simply express it.  I believe that Cixous would encourage exactly what this teacher is advocating for because writing helps you gain a better understanding of yourself and contributes to self-confidence.