…art of resistance (…): that is, art that works to resist erasure and oppression, art that revisits and revises history, art that that tells new stories that complicate received notions (…), rather than confirming simplistic and degrading stereotypes.
“Resist erasure and oppression.” “Revisit and revise history”. “Tell new stories that complicate received notions.” “[Oppose] simplistic and degrading stereotypes.”
I would like my writing to live up to these standards.
What about you? Is your work “art of resistance”? What are you resisting? How?
What possibilities do you see in your work when you look at it this way?
(You don’t have to share your answers here but if you’d care to I’m interested to read them.)