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Girls Like Us 10 – Future

When New York-based artist and writer Emma Hedditch approached us in fall of 2016 to work together on a special issue themed around DANCE & DANCING, the opportunity for this expansion arose. DANCE AND DANCING explores the New York dance scene – past, present and future.
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Girls Like Us 10 – Future

Girls Like Us 10 – We want a future outside of straight time. A future in which all our friends and lovers and their lovers are coming over for dinner around a table we built together. We want a future that is fair, fun, furry, fabulous, fierce, free and not fucked up. We want futures.

We want a future in which state violence and violence in general are deeply retrograde. A future in which we have dismantled the harsh economic systems that govern our lives and loves. We want a future of cohabitation and self-governance. A future that sees and acknowledges emotional labour. We want a future that understands the reality of being broke, of being evicted, of being talked down to, of being ignored. We want a future that embraces weakness, where we come together, where we can lean on each other and stand strong. We want a future that is not afraid of difference, and that doesn’t forget to dance once in a while. We want a future of diverse temporalities. A feminist clock. A future that rethinks speed. We want a future that honours all of its pasts, presents and futures. We want a future for hugs and hands and sunshine and islands and collective intelligence. We want our future organized differently. And can you throw in time travel, too?

Featuring: Word master Hanne Lippard, Radical Afrofuturists Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother), Rasheedah Phillips & Hannah Catherine Jones (Foxy Moron), Lichenous writer Amelia Groom, Fantastical drawings by Maren Karlson, Utopia builders Queer Ecologies Network, Herstory’s Kelly Rakowski in conversation with artist A.L. Steiner, the Hacking with Care soft tech collective, rebellious artist Mai-Thu Perret, Melissa Canbaz is reporting from Queer Turkey, an essay by Janani Balasubramanian, Clara López Menéndez’s dream manifestos, performers Jibz Cameron & Geo Wyeth in conversation, re: The Furies Kandis Williams, Andrea Liu, Christine Wang, Elizabeth Chin, Farah Al-Qasimi, Natasja Loutchko, Rozsa Farkas, Tamara Santibañes & Yunuen Rhi, Casey Jane Ellison interviewing her future self, the feminist collective F-Architecture on feminist architecture, a chapter from the new book by Olivia Dunbar and Queer Temporalities by artist Liz Allan.

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