Jake Hall sits down with Dominique Morgan to discuss their latest book Art of Drag (2020) and how drag intersects with queer politics. Morgan is an award-winning TEDx speaker who has partnered her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration with a decade of change-making artistry and advocacy. Her book “Sex Ed for System Facing People” will be available early next year. Hall has written for Dazed Digital, i-D, VICE, and British Vogue among others on topics from sustainability in fashion to government crackdowns on queer people. Join us as both authors look at the abolitionist movement through a queer lens, the identity of drag, and what it means to subvert social constructs, hosted on Zoom by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division in NYC.
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Jake Hall is a freelance writer who has written for Dazed Digital, i-D, VICE, Highsnobiety, INTO, Refinery29 UK, and British Vogue, among others. They have written on topics from sustainability in fashion and body-shaming in queer communities, to government crackdowns on queer people, and intersex genital mutilation. Alongside this work, they are studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham. Jake’s research aims to illuminate the link between high fashion and queer theory, as well as arguing the potential of clothing to radically challenge and subvert the social constructs of gender, sexuality, and race.
Dominique Morgan (She/Her) is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States. She works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (including 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and its impact on our communities. Ms. Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. Her new album Pisces In E Flat Major is available on all platforms and her book “Sex Ed for System Facing People” will be available January 2022. Find out more about Dominique at www.dominiquemorgan.com.