Picturing the Generations We Lost

We must preserve the queer identities we have now so they are not lost to time.

A friend walks in front of me in the crowd at Chicago Market Days 2019, photo by author

They were rounded up, arrested, and the pictures of them in skirts are how we remember them. They are proud as they are dragged away by police. They show up in full leather to parade for the right to their pride as onlookers spit on them. They throw their bodies in the way, blocking Wall Street, to demand the end of murder by…

Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski

I am a writer exploring futures and film from my apartment above a noodle shop in Chicago. (Yan-a-sak Less-chin-skee)