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Current Feminist in Residence Fellow

jirehjireh l. drake

 jireh l. drake (they // them) is an unapologetic queer, black, trans non-binary baddie & abolitionist organizer, who has been reimagining life in Chicago for the past 8 years. they are a mixed media drawing and sculpting artist & writer, who is often laughing, chanting or freestyling healing hymns. ​

jireh uses art to tenderly unearth trauma & imagine new worlds where we strive to put things as right as possible to heal. their work has a strong sense of texture & movement, while utilizing earth-based materials. jireh works in collaboration with radical grassroots organizations and creates public installations to ensure their work is rooted in community.

their work has been featured in Gallery 400, Depaul Art Museum, Hairpin Arts Center & numerous Chicago grassroots abolitionist campaigns & actions, on top of being archived at the Newberry Library.


jireh at the June 2022 Garden Party:


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