Pride Month 2022 kicks off with a stream of intriguing author talks coming your way! And the first one will be with comic book writer, Sharon De La Cruz and interviewed by fellow contributor, Whitney!
Join and Wakefield and Pelham Parkway- Van Nest Libraries in a discussion with comic book writer Sharon De La Cruz, on her work I am a Wild Seed and her activism through art.
Sharon De La Cruz shares her process of undoing the effects of a patriarchal, colonial society on her self-image, her sexuality, and her concept of freedom. Reflecting on the ways in which oppression was the cause for her late bloom into queerness, we are invited to discover people and things in the author’s life that helped shape and inform her LGBTQ identity. And we come to an understanding of her holistic definition of queerness.
I’m a Wild Seed is on NYPL’s 2021 Best Books Comics list.
Sharon De La Cruz is a storyteller, educator, and activist from NYC. Her research and practice are rooted at the intersection of STEM pedagogy, art, and social justice. Thanks to comic storytelling, she landed in the Tin House Summer Workshop and created her first graphic novel memoir, “I’m a Wild Seed” (Street Noise, April 2021).
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