Do yourself a favor and watch this beautiful documentary short by Tim Hussin and Noah Hussin about Idyll Dandy Acres, a queer collective in rural Tennessee. This piece is part of the America Recycled project, which brothers Tim and Noah started in order to tell the stories of Americans making local change. The brothers are basically going around the country on their bikes, documenting different people who are “yearning to rebuild space, community, and local culture, each in our own way.” It’s basically about local revolution, and the formation of an all-queer community on a 200-acre farm in the middle of southern America is definitely that.
I absolutely love the statements these people are making about individual activism. It’s all about creating a space uniquely your own, where you can comfortably be yourself, and then sharing that reality with the wider world so that people realize all the variety of existences that surround them.
Eventually, the Autostraddle editors will be creating something very much like this where we can all disappear and live in the woods and hang out with a bunch of queers and make things with our hands. That’s the dream, right?