Queering Tactical Technical Communication: DIY HRT

Avery C. Edenfield, Steve Holmes, Jared S. Colton

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Given the barriers for transgender people to access affordable gender-transition care, online environments have witnessed a rise in user-generated instruction sets providing direction on the self-administration of hormone therapy. These ethical forms of tactical technical communication demonstrate the need to consider a new materialist approach to queer theory, which refuses to align queer agency with stable identities. Drawing directly from these user-generated instructions, this article articulates a theoretical framework for queer, tactical technical communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-191
Number of pages15
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019


  • Health/medical communication
  • critical theory
  • cultural studies
  • digital technologies
  • gender research


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