"Passing has always been a survival strategy, it's not about assimilation or conformity. In my daily life, passing is less of something that I seek out and more of something that's given to me," writes Genevieve Gaignard in the Fall 2017 issue of spot magazine. "There are a lot of assumptions of what Blackness should look like."
Gaignard's photographs point to a structure of identification and social acceptance that is inherently tied to the ways in which we present ourselves in the world through narrow categories outlined by the dominant culture: male, female, black, white, for instance. But, what does it mean to exist at the intersection of multiple identities, and how does an existence at that intersection shape how we navigate the world - and in turn, how the world treats us? This interdisciplinary panel
The panel will be moderated by Ashlyn Davis, Executive Director.