Good piece on the New York’s First Lady.
Simultaneously happy about what her background will bring to Gracie Mansion but also saddened by what her life says about relationship options for black lesbians. Also disheartened about how consistently the parenting and care-giving responsibilities fall into women’s laps. I know de Blasio is a rising star, but it would be nice if the “radicalness” about their family was less about appearance (black, white, tall, short, afro, former-lesbian, substance abuse) and more about an alternative way of building family—one that disrupts the typical gender dynamic.
"The whole reason for refining sugar is to make it white. Even the idea of becoming “refined” seems to dovetail with the Western way of dealing with the world." -Kara Walker
© Alexandra Bell 2014
Went to this last night! Kara Walker talk with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad. Abumrad gives a methodical interview with some very introspective questions but I found his pacing a bit difficult.
Jamal Cyrus, Eroding Witness 7a, 2014, laser cut papyrus, 25 x 17 inches
don't fuck it up