Benji Hart is creating writing, workshops, and performance
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Benji Hart is an author, artist, and educator from Amherst, MA, living in Chicago. The writer behind the blog Radical Faggot, their essays have been anthologized in Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (2017) and Taking Sides: Radical Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism (2015), both from AK Press. Their writing has been published at The Advocate, Salon, Teen Vogue, and other feminist and abolitionist media.

They have led workshops on subjects ranging from prison abolition to spoken word poetry for Assata’s Daughters, Chicago Desi Youth Rising, and at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. They have facilitated retreats and circlesfocused on organizational development and community buildingfor grassroots collectives such as Love & Protect and For the People Artists Collective.

Their original solo piece Dancer As Insurgent, which explores voguing as a form of radical resistance, has been performed for the Elements of Vogue exhibit opening at CA2M in Madrid (2017), and at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (2015). Their current project, World After This One, examining the myriad ways Black art forms rely on the tools of the present to imagine liberated futures, premiered at BRIC House in Brooklyn (2018), and is still in progress.

They are the recipient of the Rauschenberg Residency (2018), Chicago Women and Femmes to Celebrate (2016), and the 3Arts Award in the Teaching Arts (2015).
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$200 – reached! per month
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Benji Hart is an author, artist, and educator from Amherst, MA, living in Chicago. The writer behind the blog Radical Faggot, their essays have been anthologized in Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (2017) and Taking Sides: Radical Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism (2015), both from AK Press. Their writing has been published at The Advocate, Salon, Teen Vogue, and other feminist and abolitionist media.

They have led workshops on subjects ranging from prison abolition to spoken word poetry for Assata’s Daughters, Chicago Desi Youth Rising, and at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. They have facilitated retreats and circlesfocused on organizational development and community buildingfor grassroots collectives such as Love & Protect and For the People Artists Collective.

Their original solo piece Dancer As Insurgent, which explores voguing as a form of radical resistance, has been performed for the Elements of Vogue exhibit opening at CA2M in Madrid (2017), and at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (2015). Their current project, World After This One, examining the myriad ways Black art forms rely on the tools of the present to imagine liberated futures, premiered at BRIC House in Brooklyn (2018), and is still in progress.

They are the recipient of the Rauschenberg Residency (2018), Chicago Women and Femmes to Celebrate (2016), and the 3Arts Award in the Teaching Arts (2015).

Recent posts by Benji Hart