GenderFail: An Anthology On Failure is the first in a series of publications that look into various concepts of failure from the perspectives of artists, activists, writers, and curators. The failures discussed in this publication come from various different places - from personal, political, institutional, and collective sources. Each participant was invited to contribute a work surrounding failure - especially as it pertains to their own experiences - to expand upon topics of ableism, mental health, passing, whiteness, colonization, police brutality and other illustrations of failure put onto us by dominant culture. This resulting collection might fail to articulate a cohesive interpretation of something as complex as failure, but will hopefully incite a collective consciousness that is as messy as it is thought provoking.


Manuel Arturo Abreu

American Artist

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Demian DinéYazhi

Johanna Hedva

Nicole Killian

Andrea Liu

Be Oakley

Nate Pyper

Sable Elyse smith

Alok Vaid-Menon

Augustine Zegers


Edited by Be Oakley

164 pages

Edition of 300


GenderFail: An Anthology on Failure