MORGAN POWELL: “QUEER-BLACK-FEMINIST”

"It's an incredible feat creatively to try to capture all of that truth and liberation in something, and that’s the goal, to just put every group that I identify with and help put them on a platform."

IN WHICH ORDER DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? ARE YOU A BLACK-WOMAN-FEMINIST OR A WOMAN WHO’S BLACK AND A FEMINIST? HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE EACH?

I strongly identify with being a queer black intersectional feminist. So being black to me is literally someone of the African Diaspora, I think coming from the diaspora there are so many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that you can identify with now, so being black is the one that ties us all together.

Being a woman – There are so many ways to define a woman now, but I would say that being a woman is someone who is feminized or someone who is with the feminization of humans, it can mean being born with certain reproductive parts, but it’s also beyond that.

A feminist is someone who seeks for the equity in all facets of human existence, political, social and economic equity between all genders and sexes.

FOR YOU, ARE EACH OF THESE THREE THINGS ALWAYS CONNECTED OR CAN THEY BE EXCLUSIVE OF ONE ANOTHER? IS THERE EVER A TIME THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TURN THEM OFF?

I can’t turn them off because of the way society is set up, but I also don’t have any interest in turning either of them off. I’m very much existing as all three at once al