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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.)

May 31, 2015

Ajuan Mance is a visual artist and my former literature professor. She has been an actively involved in The Art of Living Black for several years and draws a portrait series called 1001 Black Men. She is also the author of Inventing Black Women: African American Women Poets and Self-Representation 1877-2000.

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May 1, 2015

Visual artist Texta Queen and I discuss the differences between the US and Australia in terms of racism, making a living as an artist, and organizing DIY events. Come see both of us at the Queers & Comics Conference May 7th & 8th, 2015.  Read the transcript at scribd.com/artactivistnia. Support the podcast at