Artifact

The Colonizer’s Archive is a Crooked Finger: A Photo Essay

“Colonial photography perpetually assaulted what became the Nigerian body.”

Nov 02, 2017
Taking Care With Broken Things: How I Came to Practice Ethical Taxidermy

“I imagined that spending so much time with a dead thing might make death more understandable.”

Oct 31, 2017
A Beginner’s Guide to Snorting the Moon

There’s nothing we do to earn something as unreasonable as moon dust, or death, or a high C you’re just born with.

Oct 05, 2017
Threads: On Daughters, Mothers, Ex-girlfriends (and Sewing Boxes)

Inside his sewing box was an old girlfriend’s felt heart, stuck with pins. Throw it out, he says. I don’t.

Jul 21, 2017
Papyrophobia

I wonder if my hatred of paper is just another form of mourning.

Jun 12, 2017
In Memoriam: On Cemeteries and the Memory of Ordinary Lives

Who could not be superstitious, sentimental, and impractical around matters of death?

Jan 31, 2017
Weightlessness

“It wasn’t that I wanted to be thinner; I didn’t want a body at all.”

Oct 28, 2016
A Queer History of Relics

“As my feelings for R. grow, I find excuses to touch him, to mark him as my own.”

Aug 31, 2016
Hair in War

“Hair, and what is done to it and by whom, is never really trivial.”

Aug 05, 2016