On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court, in a landmark case of Roe v. Wade decided the US Constitution protects the right to abortion. Today, 50 years later, this precedent stands overturned, trampling the lives of millions of women and non-binary people.
Huq : I seek no favor is a response to the misogynistic malfeasance that is the abortion ban. It brings together artists and thinkers who believe in collective political action! Each collaborator is assigned four distinct pages from the 213 page legal document and this series is a response to those pages. In an act of defiance, we speak back to the system which uses our bodies as a tool for our oppression and perpetuates historical inequality.
Huq is an Urdu word for rights. I seek no favor originates from an Audre Lorde poem ‘a woman speaks’ The bilingual title articulates the multiple identities, cultures and diverse voices this abortion ban affects.
This project was founded by Ashima Yadava.
This is a collabortative project.