Professor Sami Schalk was featured at a virtual event on November 18, hosted by the Ford Foundation, titled, “#QuarantineLooks: Embracing the Fabulously Mundane.”
As an act of pleasure activism and self-care during the pandemic lockdown, Professor Schalk began posting images of herself on social media with sparkly new hairstyles, outfits, and facemasks. The act of dressing up to handle ordinary tasks such as walking the dog or taking out the trash sparked delight and connection with strangers and friends.
This event debuted a video essay by Professor Schalk, followed by a conversation with Jina B. Kim, a fellow disability studies scholar and maker of quarantine looks.
Professor Schalk’s #QuarantineLooks and #PleasureActivism are also featured in the article, “Strategies for Embracing the Fabulously Mundane.”