“When I started doing my solo show one of my good friends, Martha, said to me, she’s like, ‘Kamau, you can’t end racism and make sexism worse.’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean by that?’ And she went through my solo show and pointed out all the different parts of it that she felt were sexist. And that’s a good friend, a friend who will tell you that in a way that you can hear. And that was a real revelation for me is that you can’t sort of pick your issue over other people’s issues — that if you want to end the ignorance of something, you have to end all the ignorances or at least not make some of the ignorances worse.”
SARAHSPY is Sarah Lynn Knowles, a Brooklyn-based writer/editor and pop culture junkie who's run sarahspy.com since 2007. I founded & edit collaborative art/fiction/music journal Storychord.com and serve as national board VP of The Furnace Review.
My top 3 loves are live music, bloody mary brunches, and fiction writing (read my short stories in Perigee and Issue #7 of Slice Magazine).