Jamal. 2016, From the series Queer Icons, Photogravure w/ Chine-Colle and silkscreen, 15x18, image size 11x14. Gabriel Garcia Roman
Text by Jamal T. Lewis
Freedom is inextricably tied to the power of creating one’s own image: in that we dare to create a new world’s, everlasting evidence that we existed; that we lived and loved and created and cried and fucked and screamed and gave birth to ourselves over and over again a complicated embrace. That’s is me!
I love myself enough to be who I am every layer, every contour, every contradiction. I love myself enough to be who I am: BLACK FAT GENDER TERRORIST. A BLK FAG – Who won’t hush his-her mouth
Jamal T. Lewis is a cultural worker and emerging multidisciplinary performance artist living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. He/She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentration in Vocal Performance from Morehouse College, and recently received his masters in Media Studies at The New School.
Jamal’s work interrogates and explores identity formation, ugliness, desire(ability), race, class, gender, and sexuality through a Black, queer, feminist, abolitionist lens. He/She is currently working on his/her first documentary film, No Fats, No Femmes; and, receiving submissions for his/her forthcoming varied anthology, Femme to Femme.