I published an updated and expanded version of my “Woker Than Thou Experimental Syllabus” on Medium. The syllabus guides community activists and members into an investigation of how activist identities are formed through self-education, performance, and direct/indirect communication styles.
This week, CBC Sunday Edition re-aired my performed piece of my “Excommunicate Me” essay.
I repurposed the introduction to my reader and published it at Heterodox Academy. Heterodox Academia is an organization of universities dedicated to improving the quality of research and education in universities by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding, and constructive disagreement.
I wrote and published a new interview on Kai Cheng Thom’s fantastical pseudo-memoir, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir. Read it at the International Examiner.
I have accepted a co-directorship with 2018-19 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE). PAGE is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. Along with the other co-directors, I will be selecting the new cohort of public scholars, creating programming for year-long collaborations between fellows, and organizing the national conference in October 2018 in Chicago, IL in partnership with Illinois Humanities.
I was one of the folks interviewed on the latest episode of Bitch Media’s Popaganda podcast, hosted by Soleil Ho. The topic was empathy, and I talked about the limits of using empathy as a theory of social change. Listen here.
The #Stronger videos I created for Dr. micha cárdenas’ Poetic Operations Collaborative are showing in the exhibition “Future Love: Desire and Kinship in Hypernature” at the House of Electronic Culture in Basel Switzerland. The group exhibition, which opened January 18, 2018, examines the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality.
Read more here.