Fatima Jamal

  • Texas Isaiah, IN THE WILL OF GOD, 2020, ink-jet print, 36 × 54". From left: Nikita Anastasia Pope, Fatima Jamal, Chanel Hudson.

    PROJECT: FATIMA JAMAL

    I AM THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR of the film No Fats, No Femmes. My practice considers those [of us] discarded (“the least of these”) and disappeared from Black collective imaginings and networks of care. My art is where I pour out my feelings and assume the work of getting my house in order—a “balm in Gilead.” I believe that we are better healed and whole than distracted and entertained.

    I wonder where in the world Black trans women are truly safe.