Genderfail: An Anthology on Failure 2: Building on our Failed States started in January 2019, and was paused many times due to the strain on mental and physical energy after its many failures of coming into being. As a one person team there are limits to what I can do. Now in March of 2020, during the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, with much of the world on shutdown, I think more than ever that this project is necessary. I am seeing many friends in the arts and also in the service industry, freelance and gig economies losing their work. Many projects, like GenderFail, are scrambling to find ways to make money and survive during this moment. All I can see is the failure of our governments and institutions, and the drastic need for people to care for and support each other. In Genderfail: An Anthology on Failure 2: Building on our Failed States, we hear from various projects that existed before 2020 and also projects that were created as a response to the pandemic. During these times of crisis I want to chronicle the efforts of those in different times of crisis, how they responded and how they kept a sense of community.
Edited by Be Oakley