Back in February, I was part of the opening line-up for the 2nd Biannual Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture hosted by Black Mountain Institute (BMI), a literary nonprofit in Las Vegas. Each of the openers were tasked with presenting a two-minute “micro” contrarian lecture.

BMI’s website recently uploaded video from the event. Unfortunately, the video’s settings don’t allow me to embed it, but ya girl comes on at 14:25.

My contrarian micro essay, “On Gratitude,” (briefly!) discusses queer visibility in a capitalist culture.


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