B. Vanessa Coleman

B. Vanessa Coleman: “Bee” prefers they/them pronouns and is your (sometimes) friendly neighborhood non-binary, queer, magical Black radical, alchemist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist, dream chaser, shape shifter, and shift shaper. They are committed to Black liberation and joy, by every means available. From the lineage of the Filipino sex trade and the European slave trade, through a legacy of resistance and resilience, Bee brings their devotion to liberation and talent for manifestation to their greater role as generational curse breaker—and organizes with East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC).

Cooperatives as Ancestral Technology

The article below is the fourth in Nonprofit Quarterly‘s series—“Remember the Future: Culture and Systems Change,” co-produced by Art.coop and NPQ. In this series, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists and cultural bearers reflect upon the unique role that culture has...