MFA Fine Arts Recent Graduate Jess Saldana Featured on Hyperallergic

“The struggle of the queer art worker is inseparable from everyone else’s struggle. Acknowledging that a practice of interdependency is necessary for our communities to thrive is the first step. ” –Jess Saldana

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The month of June is a time to celebrate LGBTQ communities. It’s a moment to reflect on the rich history and culture of the queer community, as well as more recent advances made in the realm of civil liberties. This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many queer individuals are navigating greater risks to their health, safety, and livelihoods.

Cognizant of the need to stay connected and elevate queer voices amid uncertainty, Hyperallergic is commemorating Pride Month by featuring one queer art worker per day on our website and asking them to reflect on what this time means to them.