TENEA D. JOHNSON is the author of the novels R/evolution and Smoketown, as well as Starting Friction, a poetry and prose collection. Her work has appeared in various maga-zines and anthologies, including the Lambda Award-winning Necrologue. She is also a musician who composes fiction albums and has had the good fortune to perform her pieces at the Knitting Factory and the Public Theater, among others.
Marginalized people really will still exist in the future; more folks should know that, and more so create like they know it. Someone then must step into the gap, or to be more accurate the gaping holes in the collective visions of our possibilities as human beings. In these pages, someone has. Seventeen someones to be exact.