The Image Speaks for Itself

This piece (acrylic on cold press) is an assertion of intimacy between queer and trans people of colour. It embraces various South Asian LGBTQ identities across multiple religions and aims to collapse false divides furthered by the legacy of British colonialism (e.g. Muslim vs Hindu). Despite systems of oppression established to marginalize and/or erase those at various intersections of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, class, caste, disAbility, religion, language, ethnicity, racialization, or geographical location, many continue to confront oppression by living their/our truths as a form of resistance. This painting celebrates this resistance.

The artist recognizes that people of the South Asian diaspora also use other words to describe realities in collapsing/countering heteronormativity and celebrating queerness.

  • Farha Najah is a queer visual artist and writer who aims to create and to build upon work that is socially relevant and transformative, informed by anti-racist feminist and social justice frameworks. She is a second-generation immigrant settler of Pakistani/Indian origin, based in Tiohtia:ke (“Montreal”). For more of her work, visit www.farha-najah.com.

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Selected Hauntings

Selected Hauntings is a series of embroidered textile scrolls hung as a labyrinthian installation. ...

Decolonizing Street Art

Unceded Voices acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The ...

L’art en mode mineur

Je débute chaque session d’écriture en mettant les Nocturnes de Chopin ou des sonates ...

Day: Today

Today I came out Today people were mad at me because I didn’t come ...

The Mint Tea

I am the mint tea that sits and stares at you with wondering eyes. ...

Chère Gabrielle

Chère Gabrielle Roy, Ce soir, je suis ailleurs, je suis ici. The Beauty of ...