Thursday, November 19, 2015

Quoted: Carrie Brownstein on queerness as an identity

From The Advocate
I certainly am unashamed of the identifier ‘queer,' but I don’t know if that is the best description of Portlandia, or the best description of Sleater-Kinney, or the best description of this book. What is that describing? I am unashamed of that identity, but my question for someone describing my work — is that the best description for it? It's not about trying to distance myself from that, its just finding more sophisticated nuanced of ways of writing and critiquing my work.
It's important, in an age where everything is "identity," to discuss why it can be limiting to label everything. She's being very diplomatic and its obvious she doesn't want to alienate anyone, but I understand her frustration.