Born and raised in the Midwest rust belt, Ish Ishmael (she/her) is infatuated with exploring the diverse approaches in which humans occupy space in late-stage capitalism. Interacting with culture in progress, she weaves together conflating ideas of patriotism through how we brand our beliefs across our chests. Through participation with moments of political dissent in the streets, quiet encounters of everyday connection, and explosions of celebration in distinctive arenas of subculture, Ishmael explores our collective light in the face of institutional failures.

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