24 Dec

The Legacies of "Patchwork" Digital Femininity

"Using Shelley Jackson's 1995 hypertext work Patchwork Girl as the initial model for a form of cyberfemininity that operates through hybridity and excess, this article examines the legacies of "patchwork" digital femininity in the works of Mez Breeze and Stephanie Strickland. Written in the invented language ‪#mezangelle, Mez Breeze's works posit the feminine as fluid, flexible, always ‪#cyborgian, and always deeply bodily.