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    Zena Sharman [editor].
    Summary: Follow-up to the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology: The Remedy : new ways of imagining what LGBTQ+ health care could look like. The Care We Dream Of is not quite an essay collection, and not quite an anthology. It's a hybrid. What if you could trust in getting the health care you need in ways that felt good and helped you thrive? What if the health system honoured and valued queer and trans people's lives, bodies, and expertise? What if LGBTQ+ communities led and organized our own health care as a form of mutual aid? What if every aspect of our health care was rooted in a commitment to our healing, pleasure, and liberation? LGBTQ+ health care doesn't look like this today, but it could. This is the care we dream of. This book weaves together the author's essays on topics like queering health and healing, transforming the health system, kinship, aging, and death, alongside stories, poetry and non-fiction pieces by a diverse group of LGBTQ+ writers including Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Kai Cheng Thom, Jillian Christmas, jaye simpson, Carly Boyce, Sand Chang, Blyth Barnow and Joshua Wales. The book also includes interviews with activists, health care workers and researchers whose work offers insights into what liberatory and transformative approaches to LGBTQ+ health can look like in practice. The Care We Dream Of offers possibilities-- grounded in historical examples, present-day experiments, and dreams of the future-- for more liberatory and transformative approaches to LGBTQ+ health and healing. It challenges readers to think differently about LGBTQ+ health and asks what it would look like if our health care were rooted in a commitment to the flourishing and liberation of all LGBTQ+ people. This book is a calling out, a calling in, and a call to action. It is a spell of healing and tranformation, rooted in love.-- Provided by publisher.

    Contents:
    Introduction / Zena Sharman
    Seed / Jillian Christmas
    Queer alchemy : perverting the health system, fighting to win / Zena Sharman
    Pleasure as the baseline / interview with Dawn Serra
    Cripping healing / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
    The system isn't broken, it's working as designed / Zena Sharman
    The seven sacred ways of healing / jaye simpson
    Thoughts on an anarchist response to hepatitis C and HIV / Alexander McClelland and Zoë Dodd
    Regrowth in ruins : abolitionist dreams for health system transformation / Zena Sharman
    Putting yourself on the line / interview with Ronica Mukerjee
    Dreaming bigger : body liberation and weight inclusivity in health care / Sand C. Chang
    Revolution through health care / interview with Anita "Durt" O'Shea
    Do you feel empowered by your job? And other questions therapists ask sex workers / Kai Cheng Thom
    Borrowed wisdom : using lessons from queer history and community in suicide intervention / Carly Boyce
    Ritualizing queer care / Blyth Barnow
    Surviving together / Zena Sharman
    Sowing seeds from my ancestors, planting seeds for my descendants / interview with Sean Saifa Wall
    Hungry for possibilities : too many beloved dead, too few elders / Zena Sharman
    The emancipatory potential of aging / interview with Hannah Kia
    Libera me / Joshua Wales
    Put me in the living room and cover me with flowers : queering death / Zena Sharman. - Acknowledgments
    Endnotes
    Contributors.
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    RA564.9.S49 C374 2021
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