Carnation - Volume 2: Pleasure
9″ x 10.5″
100lb gloss, full colour
For our first themed volume, Pleasure, we have gathered artwork and texts by BIPOC creators demonstrating joy, desire, and intimacy. These are acts of defiance. They are acts of time travel; sentimentality; criticality. As responses to lived experiences of diaspora and displacement, these artworks and writings carve a space to ruminate, to return, and to lean into the sweet, erotic, and dissident undertones of what it means to extend oneself in the pursuit of pleasure.
Contributors: Adrienne Yeung, Bishara Elmi, Caitlin Taguibao, Cassandra “Chuck” Cochrane, Cheyenne Rain LeGrande ᑭᒥᐊᐧᐣ, Chiamaka Barbara Ukwuegbu, Cilla, Ekene Emeka-Maduka, Faith Paré, Florence Yee & Arezu Salamzadeh, Hagere Selam “shimby” Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, Hema Krueger Vyas, Janell Henry, Lacie Burning, Marissa Sean Cruz, Megan Wray, Nawang Tsomo, Nour Abi-Nakhoul, Nyda Kwasowsky, Olivia Klevorn, Preston Pavlis, Raiyan Syeda, Sabrina Sukhdeo, Steven Beckly, Vanessa Anakwudwabisayquay, Susan Cook, Whess Harman, Wren Tian-Morris 天琳琳, Yaimel Lopez.
Foreword address: Jas M. Morgan
Copy editor: Juilee Raje
Editors: Christina Hajjar, Luther Konadu, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez