Tag Archives: Astra Mederios

Revolution Treehouse: Frida Kahlo

Skeleton’s Flower Crown. Art by Astra Medeiros. Welcome to Revolution Treehouse, your corner of the Lawrentian for all things creative, outspoken and changemaking! Art of every form is an evocative and efficient vehicle for political ideas, ranging from the protest music of the Vietnam War era to the graffiti transformation of confederate monu- ments during

Digital collage with a mirror ball, high heel shoe, two models with black bars across their eyes, and the word "POSE"

POSE

As a tribute to the American historical drama television series, “Pose,” Astra Medeiros created this image entitled “ballroom.” The critically acclaimed series explores the lives of Black and Latino LGBTQ+ individuals immersed in New York City’s drag ball culture during the AIDS crisis. Activist Angelica Ross, four other transwomen of color and Billy Porter star

On Framing Britney Spears

Britney Spears commentary artwork Image created by Astra Mederios A new documentary from “The New York Times,” called “Framing Britney Spears,” came out on Hulu earlier this month. Through interviews and footage of Spears’ past, it pieces together a sympathetic picture of her rise to stardom and the vicious culture that tore her down during

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