Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar
Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari is a Nigerian British feminist, photographer, visual scholar, writer, and activist.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the US.  Her work focuses on decolonization, sexuality and sexual rights,... read on
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Credits: sokari ekine
Date of Work: 08/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 01/22/20

Steven Fullwood is an archivist and queer activist.  In 1999 whilst working at the Schomburg in New York, he founded the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive ” 
In The Life Archive” named in honor of Joe Beam, editor of “In The Life: A Black Anthology“.   Steven along with Charles Stephens is editor  of “Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call”  

“Haven’t we loved and lost?  Haven’t we been here and been queer? In 2013, though black men loving black men is still a revolutionary act it also remains a dangerous act.  There is no freedom without revolution and no revolution without danger. The danger in belonging to yourself. And we will not hide. We grieve those black gay men whose lives were ripped from us, violently, for there is no revolution without consequence.”  from Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call“

“Black queer folk make magic. Not the kind capitalism promises and lies about, but transcendent, sparkling, fingertips-softly-touching your cheek magic. Behind the expression, talent, and insights this funky energy thrives on its own cosmic terms. This amorphous thing I speak of breathes generations in the literal and creative sense. For each time a black queer body asserts itself, its sparkling lips speak of a new coming because it’s already here. Show up” Steven Fullwood,

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By Sokari Ekine — Alexis De Veaux : the first in the series Queer as in  Fearlessness.   This is the story my grandfather told Membrane This is not the..


By Sokari Ekine — QUEER LIKE THE FEARLESSNESS TO IMAGINE "In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in..

Alexis and Sangodare

By Sokari Ekine — Julia Sangodare Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs – the fourth in the series transformation of silence into action whether through..


By Sokari Ekine — Blessol Gathoni, a  Queer Social Rights Activist.   In conversation with Gathoni they talked about seeing,  not just perspectives,..


By Sokari Ekine — What is now is the same as before | it just got changed

Salt: The Persistence of Blackness

By Sokari Ekine

Haiti, People

By Sokari Ekine

Spirit Desire Vodou Shorts: 1 - Spirit Practice

By Sokari Ekine — “SPIRIT DESIRE: - RESISTANCE, IMAGINATION & SACRED MEMORIES IN HAITIAN VODOUN” “Spirit Desire” is a celebration of..

Takasa: Rescuing our truths through cleansing & consciousness

By Sokari Ekine — May/June 2017 I visited the coastal region of Kenya in a joint collaboration with Kenyan QLGBTI activist, Laura Wangari. Specifically, we visited,..
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