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Amatonormativity + Ambition: a commentary

Amatonormativity GirlSpring

“Don’t worry, you’ll find the right person, someday.”
Every time we hear this, we wonder: what if this famed someday is just someday? Perhaps even a perfectly, disappointingly ordinary day?
What if, expecting fireworks and a finale of fluttering wings, we only elicit a lethargic show of special effects, or worse yet, no audience at all?
Reality may render it an infamous inevitability, a polaroid mockery of “every girl’s dream!”

So why wait and why want and ask why not me when remaining whole doesn’t need to mean fusing into a binary?
Our bones harbor supernovas – a double exposure will tell you that much.
Why leave our stellar atmospheres just to wait at a cliff’s dull edge for success?

Well, prepare for a photographic phenomenon, because as fate – no, as we – would have it,
some girls find singular satisfactory.


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Elizabeth Brake, a professor of philosophy at Arizona State University, is credited with having coined the term amatonormativity. Check out her blog to hear what she has to say on the subject.

Amrita Arora

Junior at Jefferson County Int'l Baccalaureate.

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