Chance Ward, a student at Occidental College will be presenting a workshop titled: “Bare Life: A Recentering of Black Queer Femininity”
Join Chance in their workshop that explores a collection of poetry, prose, and short stories that constitute an active queering of previously exalted conventions of art concerning sovereignty and freedom. This collection interrogates the merits of cisheteropatriarchy and demands it's beneficiaries to deconstruct its marginalizing so much of the world’s magnificence. This collection also converses with narratives of intersecting privilege to prompt empathy and engage an intertextuality that reconciles the resistance and existence of the Black Queer Femme. Lastly, the collection sublates current canons of socially provocative art in favor of conventions that create revolutionary space for the many fragmented Black Queer souls suffering in this world.