A Book of One’s Own


Inspired by a reader’s powerful response to hir novel Roving Pack, Sassafras Lowrey teamed up with Hugh Ryan, founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, to curate the Queer Book Diorama Show, a collection of dioramas based on books that played a role in the development of their artists’ queer identities. The exhibition, currently on display at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch, reflects the need for literature in which queer writers speak for themselves: 

Without having the chance to look at and analyze our own culture, our own history, and the things that matter to us, we are left depending on the analyses of others, which have often portrayed queers and queerness in a negative light.

You can check out some of the pieces here.

Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →