A long read and interview with transdisciplinary artist, activist, theologian, community healer, and creator of The Nap Ministry about her upbringing and what has influenced her rest movement.
I’m not even going to belabor the conversation about how we are all living through some of the most challenging times that we may ever see in our existence. We are simply trying to survive a global pandemic amongst civil unrest in the wake of police brutality and efforts to dismantle white supremacy, all during an extremely high stakes election year. As an artist, I know I’m not the only one who has received these types of emails over the past few months, “We hope you understand that your exhibition has been postponed due to circumstances surrounding the global pandemic.” “The gallery has implemented a virtual platform to promote your work in lieu of an in-person exhibition opening.” “Your health and well-being is extremely important to us, which is why we have decided to cancel your upcoming event.” The pandemic has changed every aspect of our daily lives. Schools, jobs, social gatherings, shopping, exhibitions, festivals, events, and countless others can be added to the never-ending list of things that no longer operate as they once …
A first-hand account from mother and archivist Tracy Drake on the challenges of caring for Black children and the conversations she recently had with her daughter, as part of a series of testimonies by Black trans, Black women and girls, Black femme, and Black non-binary artists and cultural workers.
Esta lista es un punto de partida y su intención es dar un punto de entrada a los esfuerzos de organización que están y han estado ocurriendo a nuestro alrededor ya por mucho tiempo.
150+ resources to build your knowledge and understanding of abolition and liberation movements, and community caretaking initiatives for Black and non-Black POC communities. And a list of Black-led and Black-owned efforts in and beyond Chicago to direct dollars, attention, and time to.