Kyle Bella

Kyle Bella

At a Glance:

Kyle Bella has been a Project Contributor since August 2011, has written 12 entries and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .


Kyle Bella is currently living in Philadelphia, PA where he works for ChatterBlast, a social media marketing and management company, and is currently completing his senior thesis in English literature and queer theory. He also does freelance writing for Colorlines Magazine and Truth-Out. For more of his thoughts, you can follow him on his Twitter handle @quixoticblazes.

Kyle Bella: Recently Filed


Alison Bechdel's 'Are You My Mother?' [Review]

Filed by Kyle Bella | May 06, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Alison Bechdel's latest graphic narrative, "Are You My Mother?" is a challenging but rewarding work that explores the author's relationship to herself and her mother, revealing unexpected insights during the process.Read More


Akilah Oliver & the Legacy of Grief

Filed by Kyle Bella | February 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I explore the impact the queer, Black poet Akilah Oliver has had in shaping my politics, and how her legacy can influence the way we do politics in the future.Read More

Cynthia Nixon & Shifting from Essentialism

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 26, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The debate over Cythnia Nixon's argument that being lesbian is a choice reveals the ineffectiveness of situating LGBTQ politics along defensive lines. I try to change the focus of that conversation.Read More

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An Open Letter to Ryan James Yezak

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

In response to a recent video trailer released by Ryan James Yezak, I offer an open letter to him expressing my concerns that his video fails to include people of color and transgender individuals in its representation of LGBTQ history.Read More


Activism in Gestures of Affirmation

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Kristen Wolfe published a story about two brothers she helped at a store recently. Her experience forced me to examine what activism is, and to suggest how it can occur in day-to-day moments of affirmation that form unexpected connections.Read More