Fatima Jamal by Spencer Ostrander

 

Fatima Jamal (b. 1990) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and public speaker living in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Named by Teen Vogue as one of the "coolest queers on the internet," Jamal is also known as 'fatfemme', a moniker that encapsulates life at the intersection of fat and femme identity -- "spaces that people are afraid to occupy," she names. A graduate of Morehouse College and The New School, Jamal produces work around the body, specifically exploring and interrogating identity formation, race, gender, sexuality, desire, beauty, and ugliness. 

Jamal’s work has been featured in LA Times, New York Times, TriBeca, & Tate Modern.