After living 10 years in Istanbul, Deniz recently moved to Bologna to pursue a master’s degree in anthropology. She is one of the initiators and players of the queer-identified football team, Atletik Dildoa, from Turkey. Her academic studies also focus on the sexuality politics and embodiment processes in and around football field. She has been writing on football-gender nexus in an online magazine for 4 years. She believes in the transformative power of intersectional feminism, personal stories, radical compassion and collective action. She tweets as denzideng.