I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own
– Audre Lorde
QUEENS PLEASURE features works specifically addressing the issues intersectional women face in a society catering to cis males addressing topics such as reproductive rights, rights surrounding sexual/physical violence, and civil rights among countless other rights pertaining to intersectional feminism/womanism.
Intersectional feminism is a term coined by civil rights activist and professor Kimberlé Crenshaw who defines it as“the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” By adding the idea of intersectionality to feminism, the movement becomes truly inclusive, and allows women of all races, economic standings, religions, identities and orientations for their voices to be heard.
Some of the artists that will be featured include Krista Valdez, Jessica Bremehr, Eugenia Alexander, Lola Ogbara and many more.
QUEENS PLEASURE is organized by ARTC and curated by artist, Lola Ogbara (www.lolaogbara.com).