Expanding the Parameters of Feminist Artivism
, edited by Gillian Hannum and Kyunghee Pyun, explores the work and careers of women, trans, and third-gender artists engaged in political activism. While some artists negotiated their own political status in their indigenous communities, others responded to global issues of military dictatorship, racial discrimination, or masculine privilege in regions other than their own. Women, trans, and third-gender artists continue to highlight and challenge the disturbing legacies of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, communism, and other political ideologies that are correlated with patriarchy, primogeniture, sexism, or misogyny. The book argues that solidarity among such artists remains valuable and empowering for those who still seek legitimate recognition in art schools, cultural institutions, and the history curriculum.
I contributed Chapter 14: "When You've Never Seen a Lion: Halo Rossetti on Visually Representing the Intricacies of Queer and Trans Life."
The book, published in 2022 by Palgrave Macmillan, is available for purchase here
, and you can read my chapter for free here