Continuing with my look at interdisciplinary art, I highly recommend you check out two fantastic Brooklyn artists and a whole group of brave LGBTQ youth who have come together in a photographic journalism project called "We Are the Youth." Created by photographer Laurel Golio and journalist Diana Scholl, two childhood friends from Brooklyn, the project combines portraits of young people with their written stories, told in their own voices. It was created as a way to address the lack of visibility and the marginalization of our LBGTQ youth by giving them a place to share their stories honestly and by treating those stories respectfully. More than forty young people from around the United States have already stepped forward to be profiled. The project has been shown in places like the Brooklyn Museum and featured in numerous journals such as The British Journal of Photography.
To read Braxton's profile from the lastest show, check out this article in The Huffington Post.
For those of you in or around the New York City area, you can view the latest show of "We Are the Youth" at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. The opening reception is this coming Friday evening, April 13th from 6-8 PM. The show runs through May 12th.
If you are interested in getting involved with this project, go here. You can be profiled if you identify as LGBTQ and are under 21 years of age. All donations to "We Are the Youth" are handled through the project's fiscal sponsor, The Brooklyn Arts Council.
Last, but most certainly not least, another installment of YA LBGTQ sci-fi, fantasy story, Morgan & Holly was published today over at The Ravens Crossing. It's free. Who doesn't like free? Enjoy!