Growing up in Florida as a queer subject, I bounced from disaster to disaster. The annual hurricane season reminds me of this vulnerability, despite my racial and class privilege to background my precarity. Through reflection, the hurricane brings me home. In this autoethnography of queer survival, I approach identity disclosure as a process of negotiation and regulation. With ecological and queer temporalities, I explore the elemental interconnections of identity, space, and time. Further, the concept of queer ecological temporality expands the present moment to encompass disasters both past and future in an era of political and climate uncertainty.
Hurricanes as a Call to Remember: An Autoethnography of Queer Ecological Temporality
LD Mattson is a doctoral student in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Correspondence to: LD Mattson, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University, PO Box 871205, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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LD Mattson; Hurricanes as a Call to Remember: An Autoethnography of Queer Ecological Temporality. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2021; 10 (2): 7–14. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2021.10.2.7
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