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Closing Remarks: Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist, spreads the liberatory gospel on our tongue and dreams for non-eugenic futures. She gives us a meditation on love and liberation and the ancestral possibilities of surfacing legacy, reckoning and futures to build new portals of freedom that does not devalue, harm, sort or sift our communities but instead holds us in collective care, safety and possibility.


  • Alexis Pauline Gumbs

    Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all sentient beings. Her work in this lifetime is to facilitate infinite, unstoppable ancestral love in practice. Her poetic work in response to the needs of her cherished communities has held space for multitudes in mourning and movement. Alexis’s co-edited volume Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016) has shifted the conversation on mothering, parenting and queer transformation. Alexis has transformed the scope of intellectual, creative and oracular writing with her triptych of experimental works published by Duke University Press (Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity in 2016, M Archive: After the End of the World in 2018 and Dub: Finding Ceremony, 2020.)