To Liv(e) Curved is to:
(one or more may apply to your body-mind experience)
deviate from or resist lifestyle expectations placed on you
not conform to 'ableist' or societal standards
live in a marginalized or intersectional identity
engage in a process of self- acceptance in a binary world
In a world that wants directs us towards living the "straight and narrow" trajectory
we can collectively create space to live curved, live our trajectories.
I made liv curved to:
share my work on purity culture, evangelicalism and religious trauma
to create more space for discussion for body-minds that curve from the ideal (purity, religion, fitness, etc.)
Graphic art done
by Lisa Fischer-Woudstra.
Hi, I'm Liv (they/them)
I'm the author and creator of liv curved
Eli Clare, a queer, transgender and differently-abled activist who speaks critique and healing into how we view the divergence of our mind-bodies:
"I wonder what we would know about ourselves and about each other if our diagnosis [our differences] projected acceptance rather than disorder onto our body-minds."
-Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
who you are, in all your wholeness
photo by @katieharrisonphoto