I’m Frances Lee.
I’m a multidisciplinary creative scholar with my fingers poked in many pies. I’m currently a master’s student in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell. My research interests are located at the junctures of critical design, trans theory, and performance studies.
I’m a writer. I publish musings on queer kinship, community activism, and Asian American & Pacific Islander literature. I wrote a piece in July called “Excommunicate Me From the Church of Social Justice” about dogmatic activist culture as it relates to call outs, instructive texts, and the quest for purity. In October, I published a follow up piece, “Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists”, on developing an ethics of activism.
I’m an advocate for the trans and gender non-conforming communities in Seattle, where I managed the production of the 2017 King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide.
I facilitate workshops for educators, providers, students and activists on activist culture and trans competency.
My pronouns are they/them/their.