Dear Ms. Gray,
I think your piece on Negotiating Identities/Queering Desires was an interesting one. I like how you dove into how going online helps people of the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer LGBTQ community come “out the closet” so to speak. It is really amazing how with the evolution of the internet has helped people find their true identity and completely express who they really are. It doesn’t just end with people that are lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer. It also helps people that are socially awkward, people that don’t function in crowds well, or people that have fetishes like playing video games or even more different, feet.
The internet has given people the opportunity for people that have a hard time people that are like them much more easily and freely to. With this, they can find out who they truly are. They can be who they are and even develop their personalities and try things that they always wanted to but never would because it was looked at as weird. Even on the simplest level, they can find out things that they never knew.
Identity is one thing that people can’t fully create without other factors to influence them. Identity is completely socially constructed and with people having the ability to create their identity over the internet. People get the chance to see the things that they wish they could see in person without even leaving the seat of their couch. Creating identities over the internet has become as common as the basic cold. Shoot, people nowadays have multiple not just one. Because of the internet people have options, in who they want to be which is a interesting thing.