b'Author BiographiesAmy Bernstein is an artist and writer based in Portland. Her work focuses on the upending of language through an investigation into form, linguistics, pop culture, and history.Essence Harden is an independent curator and PhD candidate based in Los Angeles. Harden is broadly interested in blackness, diasporic space/s, and queered geographies.Sam Hopple is an independent curator and arts writer currently based in Portland. She received her BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond University in London, and is the cofounder of S/PLI/T Projects and 60 Inch Center.Diana Nawi is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. Nawis recent projects include exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles, and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles. Nawi is the co-artistic director of Prospect.5, New Orleans.Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia is assistant curator at the Mistake Room, Los Angeles. Past proj-ects include Take My Money / Take My Body at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, My Veins Do Not End in Me at the Mistake Room, and Labor and Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Nicole Smythe-Johnson is a writer and independent curator from Kingston, Jamaica. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art History at the University of Texas in Austin.Charlie Tatum is a writer, editor, and arts worker based in New Orleans. His research explores otherness, particularly in relation to geography, gender, race, and sexuality.111'