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Terri Schlichenmeyer – QNotes

‘The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris’

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Every color, every shading, every wipe and fingerprint and trowel mark left by the artist became a portrait of metaphor and mystery: what was the artist trying to say? Was it just a painting or, as in “The Heart” by Marc Petitjean, was there a story behind it for observers to unravel?

‘What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He & She’

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Language is a funny thing. Words hurt, they sooth, and in today’s world, a “pronoun without sex is… sexy.” We ask ourselves, and others, which ones to use as “an invitation to declare, to honor, or to reject, not just a pronoun, but a gender identity.”

‘Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health’

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You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus — especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer patient can be different than what straight people require.