This print was written, drawn, & printed in 2012. It was called into being by my own experiences, conversations with friends, & also by reading Normal Life by Dean Spade, Black Sexual Politics by Patricia Hill Collins, Disidentifications by José Esteban Muñoz, and reading Tumblr: especially those of “feral-femme” and “calloutqueen.”* I’m pushing towards making things that are personal and political at the same time. I’m also working on writing and articulating the ways various forms of oppression are insidious and linked and comprehending the forms in which resistance is present. This is an attempt in that direction.
This version is tan-gray-red (and just a little bit sparkly). The colors have different variations & swirls in each print, but are pretty consistent with the images of them here.
A purple, pink, & gold version of this print was originally made as a limited edition to be part of the “This Is An Emergency!” print portfolio curated by Meredith Stern. These are new editions in different colorways.
* These blogs are, very sadly, defunct as of this writing (November 2016). For more context / appreciation of calloutqueen & her crucial importance, please read this essay!