Photo Stories 2019 [8:] From the M Archives – 1

Photo Stories 2019 [8:] From the M Archives – 1

that was when the people realized there had to be something after giving up, because there were no more places to leave. what do you do with a plant of excuses, scarred in unwelcome, inviting only absence? X marks the spot: not here.  M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs […]

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

Photo Stories 2019 [4:] A Sum of Encounters by Emmanuel Iduma

I met Emmanuel Iduma in November 2009 in Lagos.  We were both attending a week long writing workshop, I as facilitator and he as a participant. He was very young and had recently started the Nigerian literary journal Saraba along with his friend Dami Ajayi which has just celebrated ten years.  He was gentle, somewhat […]

The Society of AfroFuture Visionaries in They Own Category – Ola Osaze, 2019

The Society of AfroFuture Visionaries in They Own Category – Ola Osaze, 2019

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of The Society of AfroFuture Visionaries in They Own Category, Ola Osifo Osaze.   Ola is a trans masculine queer of Edo and Yoruba descent.  Ola is the “National Organizer for the Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project and has been a community organizer for many years, including working with Transgender Law Center, the Audre […]

2019 Projects in progress

2019 Projects in progress

As a way of exploring queerness and it’s relationship to spirituality and ritual practices and building on previous work, “Altars: Black Queer Spirit Work” will explore how we as black queer subjects engage with spiritual practice and create rituals as a way of formulating meaning; self-determining constructions of freedom and resistance through a constant state […]

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