Caleb Luna is creating queer, fat posi imaginings towards a free future in the present
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Hello, friend! Thank you so much for visiting my Patreon.

I’m a fat, queer, person of color who considers questions of the body with an intersectional, decolonial, anarchist lens. I think and write primarily about race, queerness, sex, and fatness, and attempt to consider a world where all people and our bodies are liberated from anti-Blackness, white supremacy, surveillance, the carceral system, transmisogyny, gender-based violence, hetero/sexism, ableism, and all systems of oppression that negatively impact them, and disallow us from reaching our collective greatest potential.

I’m currently living in Oakland and completing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2012, I have partially developed and shared aspects of my work through the social media networks Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. My writings have also been published and widely shared from the websites Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, and The Body is Not an Apology; my poetry has been included in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color ; and I am a co-author of the forthcoming book Body Sovereignty: Fat Politics and the Fight for Humans Rights (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2019).

I intend to use this Patreon as a space to keep thinking of and writing new strategies for navigating this overwhelming and oppressive world as multiply marginal and privileged subjects, through critical engagements with self-critique and accountability, healing, harm reduction and, above all, anti-oppressive strategies for navigating interpersonal relationships. This is also intended to be a way that I can maintain connection with my communities, who are frequently excluded by an institution that intentionally recognizes limited forms of knowledge production that are inherently white supremacist, classist, masculinist, ableist and inherently settler as institutions on occupied territory. My engagement is in many ways a victory, a fluke, a contradiction, and an exercise in masochism, and I want to assist in both intervening in and redistributing these exclusionary and heirarchical practices. I’m excited to build a platform to share the work I have been developing, to think through new questions, and continue to build frameworks of liberation.

If you are already following me, or have come across this Patreon through engagement with my previous work, I want to humbly and sincerely thank you for your support. If you have benefited or been uplifted by my work in any way, becoming a patron is a wonderful way to take an active role in affirming and literally supporting the intellectual and emotional labor that has gone, and continues to go, into producing this content.

If you would like to support with a one-time donation, rather than or in addition to becoming a monthly Patron, please free to do so at https://paypal.me/ctluna.

If you are interested in inviting me to your school, community center, reading group, or something else, please find the contact information on my website at http://www.caleb-luna.com/.

Finally, if you have any suggestions for content you would like to see, or how to improve my Patreon, you can send your suggestions to https://chairbreaker.sarahah.com/.

The financial assistance I receive from this platform will help supplement my income and cost of living in the Bay Area, towards accessing procedures and resources to continue to address and improve my holistic health status, as well as, ideally, build a savings and reach a level of financial stability my family has not seen. This has become an increasingly urgent issue in the midst of rapid economic displacement that continuously dispossess resources not only from myself, but from my larger family and support networks. With your support, a low-income, first generation queer of color can get financially stable, freeing me from the distractions and burdens of financial stress to focus my energies towards supporting my communities in getting free.

Thank you so much for reading, and supporting!

Caleb
Tiers
Fat Admirer
$5 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $5 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $5 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.
 

Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Chubby Chaser
$10 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $10 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $10 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Encourager
$15 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $15 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $15 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Feeder
$25 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $25 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $25 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Gainer
$50 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $50 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $50 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

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Hello, friend! Thank you so much for visiting my Patreon.

I’m a fat, queer, person of color who considers questions of the body with an intersectional, decolonial, anarchist lens. I think and write primarily about race, queerness, sex, and fatness, and attempt to consider a world where all people and our bodies are liberated from anti-Blackness, white supremacy, surveillance, the carceral system, transmisogyny, gender-based violence, hetero/sexism, ableism, and all systems of oppression that negatively impact them, and disallow us from reaching our collective greatest potential.

I’m currently living in Oakland and completing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2012, I have partially developed and shared aspects of my work through the social media networks Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. My writings have also been published and widely shared from the websites Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, and The Body is Not an Apology; my poetry has been included in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color ; and I am a co-author of the forthcoming book Body Sovereignty: Fat Politics and the Fight for Humans Rights (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2019).

I intend to use this Patreon as a space to keep thinking of and writing new strategies for navigating this overwhelming and oppressive world as multiply marginal and privileged subjects, through critical engagements with self-critique and accountability, healing, harm reduction and, above all, anti-oppressive strategies for navigating interpersonal relationships. This is also intended to be a way that I can maintain connection with my communities, who are frequently excluded by an institution that intentionally recognizes limited forms of knowledge production that are inherently white supremacist, classist, masculinist, ableist and inherently settler as institutions on occupied territory. My engagement is in many ways a victory, a fluke, a contradiction, and an exercise in masochism, and I want to assist in both intervening in and redistributing these exclusionary and heirarchical practices. I’m excited to build a platform to share the work I have been developing, to think through new questions, and continue to build frameworks of liberation.

If you are already following me, or have come across this Patreon through engagement with my previous work, I want to humbly and sincerely thank you for your support. If you have benefited or been uplifted by my work in any way, becoming a patron is a wonderful way to take an active role in affirming and literally supporting the intellectual and emotional labor that has gone, and continues to go, into producing this content.

If you would like to support with a one-time donation, rather than or in addition to becoming a monthly Patron, please free to do so at https://paypal.me/ctluna.

If you are interested in inviting me to your school, community center, reading group, or something else, please find the contact information on my website at http://www.caleb-luna.com/.

Finally, if you have any suggestions for content you would like to see, or how to improve my Patreon, you can send your suggestions to https://chairbreaker.sarahah.com/.

The financial assistance I receive from this platform will help supplement my income and cost of living in the Bay Area, towards accessing procedures and resources to continue to address and improve my holistic health status, as well as, ideally, build a savings and reach a level of financial stability my family has not seen. This has become an increasingly urgent issue in the midst of rapid economic displacement that continuously dispossess resources not only from myself, but from my larger family and support networks. With your support, a low-income, first generation queer of color can get financially stable, freeing me from the distractions and burdens of financial stress to focus my energies towards supporting my communities in getting free.

Thank you so much for reading, and supporting!

Caleb

Recent posts by Caleb Luna

Tiers
Fat Admirer
$5 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $5 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $5 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.
 

Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Chubby Chaser
$10 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $10 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $10 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Encourager
$15 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $15 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $15 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Feeder
$25 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $25 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $25 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜  

Gainer
$50 or more per month
Tiers are offered on a sliding scale basis. Have you been positively impacted by my work? Are you in an economic position that allows you to contribute $50 a month to my thriving? Resource redistribution is a tangible and immediate tactic to affirm the intellectual and emotional labor I offer in the service of collective liberation and/through healing.


Folks who support my work with a monthly offering of $50 will receive access to a continuously updated selection of: my favorite pieces of writing from graduate school, syllabi, teaching resources, exclusive new writings, and more.  


Further, I will be using this space to: workshop new ideas; reflect on popular culture and current events; host occasional community discussions on all things fatness, queerness, gender, sexuality, and race. This will be facilitated by me, but will operate as a space of multilateral information exchange to honor the knowledges we all carry and bring with us.


I remain deeply grateful and humbled by your support; thank you. 💜