For the majority of her career, Felicia DeRosa has approached social justice and activism through her art. Over 30-some-odd years, she has explored and reflected back themes such as gender roles, the body as it’s exploited in media and advertising, mental illness, homelessness, faith, addiction, self-destruction, and, from time to time, politics.
Selina Thompson has a lot of questions about race—1,000, to be exact. And she’s tired of always being asked for the answers.
“As a queer black woman, I am often expected to educate people on race, class and gender,” she told a journalist in her native U.K. a couple years back. “Enough! Time for you to think for yourself.”