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By Nicole Shantè White
This creative visual addresses queer invisibility by encompassing the intricacies of the Gay Liberation manifesto and the Black Panther Party’s manifesto. Originally inspired by Sofia Snow’s “List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege, emerging author Nicole Shantè White uses the bed as a metaphor for the casket people try to throw queer folks in.
Nicole Shantè White is the author of for the necks my hips have broken, a collection of poems depicting her experiences and observations of modern America as a self identifying womanist and queer person of color. As a power house of poetry, theater, and dance, Nicole has become a cluster of Midwest accents and Southern hospitality. She hates wearing shoes, loves pancakes with crispy edges, and is still trying to figure out when a handshake is more appropriate than a hug. Instead of fulfilling her kindergarten dream of being the voice-over for read-a-long cassette tapes, she now aspires to be a college professor. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA where she is studying Creative Writing and Women’s Studies at Georgia State University. www.nicoleshantewhite.org Twitter: @whitesnicole