From Activation Residency founder kamra sadia hakim comes their debut publication, published by Flower Press, Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being. Part pedagogy and part archive of lived experience, Care Manual fuses praxis and theory into a blueprint for giving and receiving care in community.
Organized into nine chapters, Care Manual meshes source references with theories lived, pulling up fixed notions of care, consent, pleasure, and harm from their roots. Care Manual uses its own friction to soften rigid language and ideas into malleable objects and tools through a Black Trans Creator subjectivity.
Hakim’s well-defined lexicon serves as source code for the text, realized on the page as culturally specific, accessible, and open source language meant to create shared context for readers and practitioners alike.
Kamra hails from O’odham Jeweḍ land, where they cultivated their passion for world-building and writing. After graduating from New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Center for Global Affairs, Kamra carved out a distinct space for themselves in the arts industry, founded Activation Residency in 2018, and then released their debut record, Verdant Banks, September 2021 with Care Manual coming out February 2022.
About Flower Press:
Flower Press is an equitable publishing practice centering womxn, femme, queer, and trans artists and practitioners. We prioritize submissions by and resources for Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, People of the Global Majority, Disabled, Neurodivergent, and Low-income folx. We publish poetry, essays, monographs, and more. We prioritize our collaborators’ agency, autonomy, and power, engaging publishing as a tool for collective liberation.