“For me, queer means radiant darkness, radical love, and a million and one ways to resist and decolonize. Queer is imbued with deep spirituality and sweetness.”
Edward (Eddie) Ndopu is a dis/abled queer Afro-politan activist, writer, community organizer and scholar based in Ottawa, Ontario. His work is focussed on topics such as disability justice, queer subjectivities, trans embodiment, black consciousness and anti-colonialism. He first caught my attention with his article “On Azealia Banks and White Gay Cis Male Privilege” (published on the Crunk Feminist Collective blog earlier this year) in which he critically analyzed the power dynamics of the Twitter battle between Azealia Banks and Perez Hilton. To get to know his work better I further recommend:
- His testimonial essay “Musings from a Queercrip Femme Man of Color” (published on Black Girl Dangerous)
- His photo essay “Decolonizing My Body, My Being” (published on The Feminist Wire) and
- His article “On Ableism within Queer Spaces, or, Queering the ‘Normal’”, which he co-wrote for PrettyQueer.com
You can also follow him on Twitter and check out his web presentation “Re-imagining Resistance: Deconstructing Disability Oppression within Social Justice Work” + his video comment on female representation in media to the Represent. project.