“Negative affect (or, what Sianne Ngai calls “ugly feelings”) ought to be taken seriously as both an unavoidable presence and a potential catalyst in and for active solidarity.”
— Gage Karahkwí:io Diabo
Issue 3.49: Bad Feelings (Spring 2023) is a special issue guest-edited by Afuwa, Fenn Stewart, and Jastej Luddu which asks how negative affects—those perceived as unwanted, unpleasant, or inappropriate—can serve as catalysts for solidarity and change. This issue features new poetry and prose by MICHAEL CHANG, Poonam Dhir, Scott Jackshaw, Samantha Jones, kurickaaa, D. A. Lockhart, Claire Miller-Harder, Faith Paré, Alexis Pooley, Kaitlyn Purcell, and Beni Xiao; a critical essay by Gage Karahkwí:io Diabo; conversations between Guest Editor Jastej Luddu and Andy Kalirai & Paneet Singh as well as Megan Q. Linton; and visual art by Nura Ali, Kyla Boan-Mitchell, Megan Feheley, bailey macabre, and Dora Prieto.
Please be advised that this issue deals with difficult subject matter. Resources are provided on page 112 of the issue if readers would like to access support.
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