PRISM is a somatic and cartographical project that aims to amplify the work of Black, Brown, and Indigenous Kentuckians who are also Queer, Trans, 2-Spirit, and Non-binary. Five storytellers across the state used their bodies and lived experiences as maps to explore concepts of gender expansiveness, self-possession, and culture revitalization in the midst of historical and ongoing genocidal campaigns against our right to create a legacy. PRISM is an energetic footprint in the form of prose, poetry, visual art and the personal narrative. Each side of this pentahedronic force is an emblem of liberation in the active tense.
PRISM was partly funded by JusyFundKY through their 2021 grants. Queer Kentucky received $3,000 to amplify Queer BIPOC voices through our storytelling platform. Just Fund Education Project, Inc, orJustFundKY, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 and promotes fairness for LGBT Kentuckians by funding projects all over the Commonwealth. JustFundKy has created an endowment to fund the many good efforts in Kentucky to eradicate discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) community.