Tell, Issue #2: “Political Intimacies”

Tell, Issue #2: “Political Intimacies”

Audrey Lyall, “Join My Militia, 2016”

Between you and the people you love, between you and your body, between you and your dreams, regrets, and fears, where and how does power and politics insert themselves? The personal is political, and yet the moments in our lives where power is felt most acutely are the ones that lack any mirror in our popular culture. Concepts of race, class, gender, ability and sexuality are far larger than ourselves, even as our lives become defined by the moments where they all collapse into a point. We live inside of these things, and yet the ways we have to talk about them rarely reflect the intensity in which they’re felt.

In this issue of Tell, we’ve collected stories that explore politics in the way that it’s actually felt in our lives. This issue is the culmination of over two and a half years of work and planning, and we’re immensely excited to share the stories that we’ve created and collected with you.