In her latest book, Girlhood, the essayist examines her own coming of age and finding the words to forge a new self.
A durational performance that knits a room-sized skirt.
A young Japanese journalist shooting a televised travel program in Uzbekistan confronts her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.
A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future.
The archival genesis of Blood Feather and its rich inquiry into poetry as a curatorial act.
Groundbreaking paintings of the female body and sexuality.
On pageantry, the contradictions of family, and writing about queer femmes.
Rethinking institutions through social change.
A uniquely vile cast of characters, ecological disaster, and a motherless daughter who finds strength in the unexpected.
Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.
Investigating the photographic portrait.
Goddamn it to motherfucking hell, she says. I think that ought to cover it, he says. He asks her why she feels the need to swear so much, so deliberately, what depends on it, why it’s so important to her. Why, after so long, she hasn’t grown tired. Worn out in the mouth.
Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.
Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.
On the 1973 feminist publication that gathered collective and self-help resources into one big, beautiful book.
The writer on using Chaucer’s Middle English to channel transgressive figures, rethink gender, and experience the pleasures of language.
An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.
The poet on her reimagined version of Vyasa’s Mahabharata and the human cost of war.