Plants and resilient Indigenous people on the walls spoke to me. I listened to them. I still try to silence myself to learn more from them. This was my first primer on how to rise as an Indigenous person and ‘bleed the stone’, transforming bodies (human and non-human) towards life and liberation.
In May 2021, 100 Belarusian artists, activists, and intellectuals dedicated to grassroots, anti-totalitarian resistance joined together in Kyiv, Ukraine to exhibit works of tactical performance art, underground documentary films, and other evidence of popular struggle against President Lukashenko’s autocratic policies.
In part two, the purposes and ambitions of queer literature change in the ‘80s with the rise of AIDS and a punishing, homophobic backlash. These cultural conditions birthed a new political awareness—one that linked queer communities to other historically marginalized and oppressed people.
Audio archives have long been a source of cultural sustenance and resilience for Indigenous communities in Minnesota. Archivist Melissa Olson offers insight into how preserving the words of elders might help young activists make sense of all that comes next.
Moving back to Beirut after years abroad, Omar Mismar chats with a young barista to discover a new generation of local queer language.
In part one of this candid personal memoir, Michael Bronski recalls the birth, life, and future of a queer polity of literature, circa 1964 to 1980.
The “Make Love Not War” bumper sticker on Harry Gamboa Jr.’s VW in 1970s East L.A. stood out against the police brutality his Chicano community experienced. One incident in particular left him bloodied and disoriented. He recounts the events that gave him the critical focus for his photographic artistic practice.
Weaver, archivist, and textile artist Jagdeep Raina embroiders tapestries that depict the South Asian diaspora through his vivid interpretations of archival imagery.