Imani A. Wadud is a queer, Black feminist educator, researcher, organizer and curator of public practice. She is a member of the #CiteBlackWomen Collective and serves as project mentor for her local, QBIWOC maker’s collective. Her current focus on Black life responds to a long-standing invocation from Black feminists past. Much of her research complicates assumptions, desires, and the effects of living in the afterlife of working together.
This piece features a multimedia reflection on José Esteban Muñoz’s The Sense of Brown, which emphasizes the text’s radical approach to imagining solidarities and social relations beyond the normative paradigms of identity politics and its permutations. Through both textual poetics and sound design, Wadud and Lázaro Moreno riff off Muñoz’s own performance-based approach to storytelling and meaning-making, engaging Sense as an invitation to reconsider the aesthetic and philosophical terms of community-making, centering the power of counterintuitive methods.