Lust and Liminality


Helen J.F. Edmund

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

Lust and Liminality explores the concept of embracing feelings and emotions at a time of great transition. 40% of the world's population live in countries where LGBT+ people can be imprisoned just for being themselves, yet 50% of millennials believe gender to be a spectrum. While there is progress to celebrate, one can easily be left with the mixed sense of displacement which comes with being yourself in a world not yet sufficiently accustomed to the idea of love without boundaries. In Lust and Liminality, I navigate a personal space where intimacy and sexuality flow freely with desire for a genderless society, and where embracing honesty and playfulness can act as a key to feeling content in this liminal place.