Benji Hart is an author, artist, and educator based in Chicago. The writer behind the blog Radical Faggot, their essays and poems have appeared in anthologies including Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (AK Press), The Funambulist by its Readers: Political Geographies from Chicago and Elsewhere (Chicago Architecture Biennial), and Trans Bodies Trans Selves: Second Edition (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). Their commentary has been published at Teen Vogue, Poetry Foundation, In These Times, The Chicago Reader, The Advocate, and others.
Their solo performance Dancer As Insurgent, which explores voguing as a practice of Black queer resistance, has been featured at CA2M (Madrid), Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City), and the Amsterdam University of the Arts (Amsterdam). Their current project, World After This One, examining the myriad ways Black art forms rely on the materials of the present to construct liberated futures, premiered at BRIC (New York), and is still in progress.