To Imagine a Form of Life

By Fabiola Ching / Hermetic State
Washington Project for the Arts, 2022
Free — Available Here

WPA Note:
To Imagine a Form of Life was organized by Fabiola Ching and presented by WPA in 2022.

A digital zine to accompany To Imagine a Form of Life, a four-part class exploring memory work and lesbian poetics. The program was organized by DC-based curator and writer Fabiola Ching alongside her collaborators from Hermetic State, a literary hub for Black lesbians. The class includes original writing and workshops by Oreoluwa Akinyode, Mayah Lovell, Fabiola Ching, and Adaeze Okere and is inspired by Afronowism theory, black lesbian esoterics, and the work of June Jordan. Graphic illustrations are by Saizami Tripathi. The digital zine is published on and can be accessed here.

About the Author(s):
Fabiola Ching is a literary curator and writer researching playful and lavish methods of publishing and communicating around literature. Their practice is guided by curiosity regarding what we have been taught; asking questions such as how can literature be used as a method of rest and enjoyment? What methods of learning and showing love have we not dreamed of yet? Inspired by Afro-nowism theory and their lifestyle as a black lesbian poet, Fabiola writes and curates programming aimed at exploring the ways that storytelling can translate to communal care and liberation within our current ecologies.