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Inked: Rewriting Your Body’s Story With Art

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 An illustration of a tattooed, femme-presenting, Brown person posing. She is posing with her arms above her head with her hands in her hair. Her hair is brown and shoulder-length. Her eyes are closed, and her head is angled to the right. She is wearing red eyeshadow and lipstick and has a mole below her left eye. She has several tattoos adorning her arms and chest. The tattoos consist of several red flowers, yellow flowers, and a flying bee. She is wearing a sleeveless black top. Behind her is a pink background with several pink hibiscus flowers.
Charnel Hunter

Meet the guests:

  • Beverly Thompson, professor in the sociology department at Siena College in New York, talk about how gender impacts the perception of tattooed bodies
  • Joey Ramona, a queer tattoo artist, shares how their Jewish heritage has influenced their tattoo journey
  • Oba Moori, owner of PUSH Tattoo Studio in Delaware, talks about tattooing melanated skin and the power of a great tattoo

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Paige Perez (she/her) is a Caribbean-American audio and photojournalist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her work covering sexual and reproductive health, the climate crisis, and racial inequity is published in The Guardian, HuffPost Voices, and Bronx Times. Paige is a recent graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she concentrated in health/science reporting and specialized in audio and video. When she is not reporting and producing, she is probably visiting local art spaces or making images.