sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies


Eden Bonjo


In recent history, the internet has been considered a place where disembodied users can escape the limitations of their corporeal bodies. But in the contemporary moment, the digital and the physical worlds have become mutually constitutive. What happens when a politics of race, sexuality, and gender is centered in an analysis of digital activity? LGBTQ people of color use strategies to navigate marginalizing social dynamics of power both offline and online. This negotiation is important because of how integral the internet has become to everyday life. In the age of social media, cultural production has become the business of the masses. Digital democracy decentralizes the production of media that helps us to define ourselves. By participating in this process, LGBTQ people of color self-empower by promoting visibility among both themselves and other communities.