This reader situates the Bridge Project program in larger conversations about gender and social movements. Although the readings provide context for the program’s featured artists and speakers, they are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a point of departure for further research and exchange.

Friday, November 10 at 6:30, there will be a Free Pre-show Audience Discussion at CounterPulse, moderated by Hope Mohr. The discussion is an opportunity to discuss the prompt for the Radical Movements program: “What does it mean to have a radical body?” The discussion is also an opportunity to discuss these readings and the performances of Weekend One.


Judith Butler, For and against precarity, In Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy, December 2011, Issue 1

Molly Fischer, Think Gender is Performance? You have Judith Butler to Thank for That, New York Magazine, June 13, 2016

Fauxnique (Friday November 3, 8 PM)

Evie Nagy, The Feminine Mystique, BUST Magazine, April/May 2008

Jack Halberstam (Saturday November 4th at 8 PM)

On pronouns

In this interview, Halberstam explains what he means by trans* bodies.

Boychild (Saturday November 4th at 8 PM)

Profile from Dazed

Peacock Rebellion (Friday, November 10, 8 PM)

Neesha, Here’s How Queer and Trans People of Color Are Resisting Gentrification and Displacement, AutoStraddle, May 16, 2017

Maryam Rostami (Saturday, November 11 at 8 PM)

Caitlin Donohue, Future Fantasies Collide, 48 Hills, August 26, 2015

Julie Tolentino (November 12, 3:30-7 performance; 7-8 public discussion)

Recent blog post by Tolentino in Unbound

Profile of Julie Tolentino from Performance Art World

Following the Julie Tolentino performance event on November 12th (3:30-7 PM, Joe Goode Annex), Tolentino’s colleagues Debra Levine and Scot Nakagawa will join Tolentino and The Hard Corps for a discussion of Tolentino’s work from 7-8 PM.

Debra Levine (November 12, 3:30-8 performance/discussion)

Julie Tolentino: Queer Pleasures

Scot Nakagawa (November 12, 3:30-8 performance/discussion)

Nakagawa explains in this interview with Laura Flanders why he believes that the liberation of all people of color in the U.S. is tied to the liberation of African-Americans.


Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger ( blog ) Hello Cruel World Lite

Julian Carter, Transition, Transgender Studies Quarterly 2014, Vol. 1, No 1-2

Angela Davis, Women, Race and Class

Adrienne Edwards, William Pope.L: The Will to Exhaust, Originally published in SPIKE Quarterly (Issue 45, Autumn 2015)

Generative Somatics: Somatic Transformation and Social Justice (website)

Ariel Goldberg, Video of reading from The Estrangement Principle

Michelle Goldberg, What Is a Woman? The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism, The New Yorker, August 4, 2014

Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, from Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study

Jose Esteban Munoz, Introduction to Cruising Utopia: The There and Then of Queer Futurity

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art History Eds. Amelia Jones and Erin Silver

Interview with Jasbir K. Puar on Dark Matter

Julie Serano, Whipping Girl

Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Jenna Wortham, When Everyone Can Be ‘Queer,’ Is Anyone?, N.Y. Times, July 17, 2016