"It’s like when you experience that your own minority is repressive; that it reproduces some of the same repressive structures as the ones you’ve just survived…And how do you find a way of being with others in a way which allows you to define yourself and identify yourself, based on yourself?
The avant-garde can put the body on the line—people tend to forget that. That’s why I often say that Rosa Parks was avant-garde. Of course there are so many hallmark readings of a person like her, because it is more convenient to deradicalize her than to radicalize her. She becomes a hero. And to be labeled a hero is one of culture’s ways of depoliticizing you. You become part of what culture has dealt with. In this sense, one should always strive to be the opposite of a hero. - Adam Pendleton
I miss you. I wish you the best journey to the next plane of existence. You were one of my closest friends and for that I’m grateful. With love from here to wherever you are.