Reclaiming the Pansy

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“As a queer boy in the Midwest I knew nothing of ballroom culture and the origins of vogueing. Yet, I’d be in my living room, watching a major pop star, a woman, vogue and I’d copy her moves. I’d want to be as strong and elegant as a woman…” writes LGBTQ Writers Caucus President, Bruce Owens Grimm, in his essay “Reclaiming the Pansy” on AWP’s Writer’s Notebook.

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