Our Work Is Everywhere

Our Work Is Everywhere

di Syan Rose (Autore)

Our Work Is Everywhere is the creation of artist and activist Syan Rose, who wanted to represent the ambitions, goals, and work of other queer and trans activists and artists in order to make their communities safer, bolder, and stronger. Syan conducted interviews with a cross-section of queer and trans movers and shakers, and then represented these conversations graphically in visually stunning panels. The resulting book is a representation of what it means to care for and about one’s community, and to resist and fight back against opposing forces that try to drive them apart. It asks hard questions: How do queer and trans people break down, reimagine, survive, and shift harmful power dynamics and institutions? How do we use love, ritual, organizing, boundary setting, art, and other tools to fight racism, misogyny, fatphobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, and the toxic ways they come into our lives?

• The foreword is by Lambda Literary Award winner Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of the bestselling Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and the memoir Dirty River. She is also co-editor of 2020’s Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement (AK Press). Leah was featured in a July 2020 New York Times article on disability activism: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/us/ada-disabilities-act-history.html

• The book’s origin, in the author’s own words: “I got an artist grant from the Artist Trust in Seattle in 2016, and what felt like the most authentic use of the time and money was recording and recreating informal conversations I was having with community members, friends, comrades, and other loves of mine at the time. As a relatively newly-identified Queer person (I came out at age 21 in 2012) I felt like some of the most radical learning I was doing about organizing, relationship skills, healing, and more, was from witnessing and relating to the lives of activist and artist friends. I felt like those conversations deserved a space.”

• The book is highly representative across many communities: Black, Indigenous, POC, queer, trans, non-binary, young, elder, disabled, sex work, and more. It’s a conversation starter between elders and younger activists; between gay, lesbian, trans, and queer people; between the abled and disabled, among others.

Protetto da DRM
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Prefazione dell'autore)
Data di pubblicazione
06 aprile 2021
Dimensioni del file
24 MB