Thanks to Aldrin Valdez for his thoughtful series of posts and prose-image collages exploring the past, present and future of AIDS/HIV activism. You can read more of Aldrin’s writings here, and find additional information on the Queer/Art/Mentorship (Q/A/M) program by visiting their website.
Next up is Monica Westin, an arts writer and educator based in Chicago. Over the next two weeks, Monica will contribute posts that explore the role of the essay and forms of writing and research practices in contemporary art. Currently, Monica is a PhD candidate in rhetorical studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a college and graduate instructor of writing, art criticism, and media theory. Welcome, Monica!