GenderFail: An Anthology on Failure
Editor: Be Oakley
Publisher: GenderFail Press (2018)
Contributors: Manuel Arturo Abreu, American Artist, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Demian DinéYazhi, Johanna Hedva, Nicole Killian, Andrea Liu, Be Oakley, Nate Pyper, Sable Elyse Smith, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Augustine Zegers
GenderFail: An Anthology On Failure is the first in a series of publications that look into various concepts of failure from the perspectives of artists, activists, writers, and curators. The failures discussed in this publication come from various different places—from personal, political, institutional, and collective sources. Each participant was invited to contribute a work surrounding failure—especially as it pertains to their own experiences—to expand upon topics of ableism, mental health, passing, whiteness, colonization, police brutality and other illustrations of failure put onto us by dominant culture. This resulting collection might fail to articulate a cohesive interpretation of something as complex as failure, but will hopefully incite a collective consciousness that is as messy as it is thought provoking.