This is just a quick note to share my progress on the quilt’s latest element, it’s the second hankie belonging to my paternal grandmother which I mentioned last week. I am embroidering onto the hankie certain style elements connoting the contemporary icon of intersectionality – Lady Gaga. The first element that I have completed is the ‘hair-bow’ wig of Gaga’s, and the selection of this particular image is a direct reference to the 2013 text Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal.
If you don’t already know her work, below I have attached Lady Gaga’s 2011 video ‘Born This Way’. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this aspect of the quilt, or on any other. You can comment below.
In case you’re interested to learn more, check out J. Jack Halberstam’s book Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and The End of Normal.
This is a link to his blog: