Identity and Culture
This piece challenges heteronormative views on love and religion through McClain’s lens as a girl who grew up to believe her love was a sin. Without shying away from portraying feelings of anger and inadequacy, this poem aims to shed light on the queer experience as a religious individual raised in an area bound by traditional patriarchal ideas.
McClain, Jenna, "Love, sin" (2022). Race, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium. 3.