busy body
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ABOUT US
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Busybody’s mission is to give POC artists an opportunity to realize the passion projects that they might otherwise have put aside out of concern for their financial and/or cultural feasibility. We want to remove the self-expression of POC from the theater of capitalism: we’re interested in work by and for POC; work that engages in introspection, representation, deconstruction or celebration; projects that circumnavigates and undermines the dominant, suffocating structures of capitalism, racism, sexism, etc. We want to enable people of color to hone their craft and support their creation of art. We want to promote and connect POC artists and create a community in which we feel comfortable and valued.


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our first publication includes work from the following artists...



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POETRY

“you deserve to feel joyful release your fears” -iw

self-isolation.

my brain has been spinning and it is trying to trace itself. it is finally given time alone and the instincts feel a little bit more clear.

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imani wolery
portland, or
she/hers

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COLLAGE

Portraits of Queer People as Portals of Possibility


It all starts with the gaze. I believe that during the process of meeting a person halfway, through eye contact, there is a mutual curiosity and invitation to explore a greater sense of who we are in relation to each other and ourselves.

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jacoby zel
portland, or
they/them

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WRITING

My First Pet or The Personification of Vermin is a Cure for Loneliness

Felipe flew first class in a Ziploc bag lodged between Dodger memorabilia and a handful of 50 cent soaps my family bought at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet. My mother also packed so much underwear in my suitcase that her gesture felt political.


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sandra de anda
santa ana, ca
she/hers

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