I’m pretty sure everyone write this but I never quite know how to tell people about myself and I always try to avoid doing so when given the opportunity. I do like bullets, so you’ll have to deal with that. :)
- I’m Hyacinthe de la Neigeuse—No, it’s not my birth name.
- I’m a sociopolitical philosophy and ethics major with a minor in Queer/Sexuality studies.
- My birthday is August 13, 1993 which makes me a Leo with a Gemini Moon and a Sagittarius ascendant.
- I speak, read and write fluent French and Gallo, as well as a small bit of German.
- I have Coeliac disease and Eosinophilic esophagitis with severe sensitivity to wheat, barely, rye, and soy.
- My shoulder blade are considerably thicker than they should be and because of an assult and resultant crushed nerves I have no feeling in a fair bit of my left hand.
- I can read and write ancient and ecclesiastical Greek and Latin.
- I live in Atlanta and I’m fairly active in local activist efforts.
- I identify as a faggot or queer with preference to the former.
- I’m somewhere in between a genderqueer and a trans*woman. Simply, I don’t want to fully present as a woman; I like being able to pick and choose elements of my identity; I just don’t want my penis. I’ve never put much effort into gendering myself.
- I plan to go to graduate school in a year or two after I finish my undergraduate work obviously. I’m really liking UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, CUNY, Yale and U Toronto at the moment.
- I’m a vocalist. I sing contre-tenor in the range of a mezzo-soprano (F#3-B5) and baritone (A2-G#4), but I prefer work in the upper registre or falsetto that was written for castrati or contre-tenors.
On to my interests:
- The hystory of philosophy starting with Thales of Miletus, Esagil-kin-apli, and the Ubuntu tradition all the way up to the current philosophical happenings of today and the ways that they have influenced one another.
- Discovering queer people throughout hystory who have been repressed or erased by the oppressors.
- Exposing concepts to dialogics.
- Learning about my own privilege from others.
- Teaching other people about their privilege.
- Animadverting natalist theories in favor of an antinatalist counterpart that would hopefully make Schopenhauer blush.
- Making new words that I see a purpose for (such as making French as neuter as possible).
Should I get a give a list of people I find interesting?
- Luce Irigaray: I find zir work absolutely enthralling, particularly the mimetic stylings of zir Bachelardian “elemental series,” L’Oubli de l’air, chez Martin Heidegger; Amante marine de Friedrich Nietzsche; Passions élémentaires (with Maurice Merleau-Ponty); and an analysis of Marx and fire that I still pray will be published.
- Guy Hocquenghem: Zir works, L’Amour en relief and Eve, drew me into the fabulousness of zir work and I stayed for Homosexual Desire. I secretly wish to translate zir work one day.
- Michel Foucault: What queer’s list of Foucault would be complete? I know zie’s problematic, but I still hold a deep admiration for the person.
Well, yeah, I’ve got to go get ready for class and an exam, so I’ll finished this later tonight; it’s not like I have any followers.