Over March, April and May, I have been working on a series of new essays complied them into a 2nd GenderFail Reader. GenderFail Reader 2 is a compilation of four brand new essays written during this pandemic including Small Publishing and Finding Ways to Live, A Touch that You Can Really Feel, Collective Self Isolations: Resistance in the Care of Others and the Violence of Naming. This second printing also has a new essay “Complete Idiots All of Them: Thinking UnFathomable Dreams.

This reader also includes three new poems, Being an Instrument, Douche and Making Friends at 30,  by my partner Noah LeBien, who as become such an important collaborator through my work with GenderFail. Noah also expanded their essay, Betraying Authority: Notes on Queer Art that was previously published as a zine.”


Essays by Be Oakley

2nd edition of 60

GenderFail Reader Two