Studio Teen Activism Gift Set

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Teen Programs provide a safe space for teens to express and nurture themselves and others creatively. Our Teen Programs offer students opportunities to connect with notable visual artists, engage in important art and social discussions, facilitate and participate in cultural programming, and develop valuable communication and critical thinking skills. 

This year, Audre Lorde’sSister Outsider: Essays and Speeches and Amanda Gorman’sCall Us What We Carry were amongst their top picks. These two titles draw on personal experience and explain how to use activism as a tool for thoughtful change.

Sister Outsideris a collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 that explore the roots of Lorde’s concerns with sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and classism. The book advances social differences as a vehicle for action and change. As a self-identified Black feminist, lesbian, poet, and activist, Lorde creates a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is ... ” 

Call Us What We Carry,a poetry collection by #1New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Writer:Audre Lorde
Page Count:192
Publisher:Crossing Press
Size:6 × 9 in.

Call Us What We Carry
Writer:Amanda Gorman
Page Count:240
Publisher:Viking Books
Size:5.5 × 8.25 in.

Pre-order, Call Us What We Carrywill be released on December 7th,orders containing this set will ship on or after this date.