Introduction

Hi, my name is Zeinah Zaki. I also go by Zayn. I’m 24 years old, and an anxious college dropout.

When I was in school I studied literature and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

But you know, I learned very little from that next to what I learned from talking to people, and reading their writing, mostly online.

Contemporary issues involve the every day experiences of individuals and groups. I currently spend the great majority of my time trying to piece together how society might work better. In order to do that effectively though, we have to deconstruct what’s happening now and why it’s harmful. We have to break down our paradigms.

So this is a blog about oppression, and privilege, and the weird mix and match dynamics of where we lie in those areas over the terrain of our intersecting identities.

I’m bisexual, genderfluid, invisibly disabled, multi-racial and white passing, poor but college educated. My life seems to straddle a lot of identity lines, and that variety of perspective influences my work.

 

Since I was a kid, I’ve always spent time coming up with “theories”. It was one of those quirky things about my that  my friends either loved or hated.

Well now my theories are informed by the theories of others, and I’ve decided to make a profession of it. I am a writer, and this is my subject:

Deconstructing the system.

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