fierce pussy: A Lecture

Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka

Thursday 05 April, 2012
6 - 8pm, $0

Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall
3041 Broadway at West 121 Street


fierce pussy is collective of queer women artists. Formed in 1991 through its members’ immersion in AIDS activism during a decade of increasing political mobilization around gay rights, fierce pussy brought lesbian identity and visibility directly into the streets. Calibrating the visual language of their public art to the urgency of those years, the collective’s art production relied on modest and readily available resources: old typewriters, found photographs, its members’ own baby pictures, and the printing supplies and equipment accessible in their day jobs. Lo-tech, low budget, and ubiquitous, fierce pussy’s wheatpasted posters and crack-and-peel stickers peppered New York City through the early 1990s. Originally composed of a fluid and often shifting cadre of dykes, four core members—Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka—have continued to work together.
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