Pauline Boyer-Méjanelle is a project manager in MAG Jeunes LGBT+, the oldest French LGBT organization. She experienced coming out as a teenager, where being a butch lesbian in a conservative rural environment in the South of France had important material incidence. She works at the intersection of writing, research and sociocultural actions with always a focus on queer, women and lesbian* youth.
This workshop aims to create a cooperative dialogue around the denaturalization of sexual orientation and the political power of lesbian* identification. Do we have to claim that we are “born this way” ? We will explore this questioning through interactive activities, then have a time for theoretical knowledge.