Heather Lynn Johnson's SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR QUEER BLACK YOUTH combines wry observation with intimate confession, a paean to the pain and triumph of being queer, black, and young.
Heather Lynn Johnson is a writer, photographer, performance artist and poet, living in New York. Her work is characterized by its lyricism and cultural critique. Through the use of imagery and the written word, Johnson explores being other-ed in a consumerist society by mining the history of gender, sexuality, and the racialized body. Her formal approach to the narrative, whether visual or poetic, is distinguished by her willingness to lay bare her own existence.
Johnson received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA from Columbia College Chicago both in Photography. She is the 2017 literary fellow for the Queer|Art|Mentorship program.