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 […]

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 […]

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Spirit Desire is a series of photographic essays that explore African Diasporic spiritual practices as spaces of resistance, imagination and sacred memories. The first series [Memwa sakre: – lespri ki nan nou menm. Sacred memories: -The spirits within us ] is a celebration of Haitian Vodoun as a site of resistance, decolonization and community. I […]

This is the story my grandfather told

This is the story my grandfather told

Alexis De Veaux: the third in the series transformation of silence into action whether through speech, words, images or performance This is the story my grandfather told Membrane This is not the story my grandfather told Memoir: New Orleans it was called that world. We were left there to work and work and work, and […]

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