Chapter 12 Navigating Religion, Sexuality and Illness: Ellie’s Story

In: Intersecting Religion and Sexuality
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Sarah-Jane Page
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Abstract

This chapter uses one woman’s life story to examine the intersection of religion, sexuality, and illness. This woman, Ellie, was a university student who identified as a ‘Quaker-Buddhist-Pagan’ bisexual and practised polyamory, and she also suffered from chronic illness. While she encountered particular disadvantages, Ellie was also able to utilise significant resources in relation to her class location and ethnicity, as a middle-class white woman, to engender successful outcomes as she navigated various youth transitions. The intersectional analysis of her story has generated an account of how privileges and disadvantages interrelate, demonstrating the structural constraints and agentic potentials garnered.

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