GENDERFAIL READER 3 by Be Oakley and Noah LeBien
108 x 175mm, 120 pages, black and white digital printing, perfect bound, 2020
GF Reader 3 is a complication of 8 essays by GenderFail founder Be Oakley and trans poet and writer Noah LeBien. This publication is the 3rd in a series of essays and works that look at explore the subjects and essays that drive the GenderFail project. This is the first time all 8 essays have been published including Some Definitions Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance, Radical Accountability, Radical Transparency, Radical Action, The Evanston Township High School Prostitution Ring For Boys, Jon Carpenter's The Thing: Transness and Radical Politics, Darkroom Dom, Healing, Lyricism and Say Their Name Protest Font. The design for this 3rd GenderFail Reader is centered on GenderFail news protest font, Say Their Name Protest Font, also the last essay/project featured in the publication. This font is based on protest signs of black people killed by police in the united states, to honor each of these people murdered by state sanctioned violence. GenderFail Reader 3 ends with a list of every single black person killed by police during the last ten years. $2 from each book will be donated in the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Be Oakley, (formally known as Brett Suemnicht) Born 1991 in Clearwater, Florida; is an writer, facilitator and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. Oakley's projects looks to what Fred Moten calls "the politics of the mess" by framing their identity as a white non-binary queer person in its intersections with failure and internationality. In 2015 they started GenderFail, a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity. Their work has been shown in programs and exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (NYC), the Studio Museum of Harlem, The International Center of Photography (NYC), Vox Populi and Sediment Arts. Their publications can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Met Museum, The Center for Book Arts and many others.