#somosOrlando – #ProudQueer

 

Editors Note: Orlando was a visceral tragedy, waves of grief, outrage, and fear rippling through our circles. We gathered we mourned, and we watched the media descend upon us without much grace or thoughtfulness.The PQ staff decided to use our …

Embody – In Case Of Emergency

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

The women in my family have worked in the medical field as support staff for generations. We know so many of the ways the human body can fail, can fracture, and can be forgotten to death. …

Embody: Digital Divide

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

I have conflicting emotions about my smartphone. Beyond the obvious ones of child labor and mineral harvesting and piles of electronic waste. Beyond even the rising costs and barriers to access, an imposed state of obsolete …

Candye Kane–The Toughest, Tenderest Superhero

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

We have lost another champion of justice and joy to the ravages of cancer. Candye Kane, singer/songwriter, and activist was no stranger to Portland. A frequent performer at local blues events and pubs, she made a …

Embody: The Gift Of Service

by Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

I am rarely able to afford eating out, yet I tip 20% or better. I stack my plates when I’m done, make sure not to leave a trail of syrup or ketchup, and don’t wad my …