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We Want the Airwaves


Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values. (Photo of Nia interviewing Gabby Rivera by Tecpatl DeSequoia.)

Jul 1, 2013

Fabian Romero is a queer Chicano poet, performance artist and community organizer. In this interview, Fabian opens up about how getting sick, losing weight, and gaining thin privilege have affected their career. Be sure to listen all the way to the end for a sneak preview of their forthcoming pieces about call-out culture and anti-black racism in communities of color. Highlights include:

- why internet fame is a double-edged sword,

- how the words of civil rights leaders get appropriated inappropriately,

- and why "allyship" is an act, not an identity.

 

Read the transcript at scribd.com/artactivistnia. Support the podcast at patreon.com/artactivistnia.