Soft

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Photography, Portrait, Queer | No Comments
Soft

The softness of thought and light, on the borderlands of time and space. See me. I am here Click to enlarge Photos of Tia Banks [Black Girl Masculine] copyright Sokari Ekine 2018

Sisterfire 2018 with Alexis De Veaux

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Conversations, History, Queer | No Comments
Sisterfire 2018 with Alexis De Veaux

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sisterfire festivals which began in the 1980s.  Alexis regularly attended the festivals and will be present at this year’s anniversary celebration in Washington DC. Below is an excerpt from an interview with the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative on the importance of the Sisterfire festivals.   Alexis […]

Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in NOLA, Photography, Queer, Stories | No Comments
Birth / Earth Day Gifts

Celebrating Black Queer Love, Art, and Intergenerational, Intergalactic, Afro-Futures, I am basking in these gifts from Black Girl Masculine founder, Tia Banks.   Allergies got my eyes swollen but I couldn’t let the day go by without a tribute to this legendary queer Black media maker. This poem is for my mentor and good friend. […]

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

I encountered Vodou as a queer Nigerian living and working in Haiti  between 2010 and 2016, in the midst of rampant evangelicalism and associated homophobia and anti-Vodoun violence.   In Vodoun I  discovered a black queer  space of beauty;  both historical and contemporary resistance;  the Black Atlantic, those Diasporic crossings that speak to the “Persistence of […]

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