The First Church of What’s Happening, Nomadic Press

What does it mean to be American, Californian, queer, even creative, in an era of tweeted populism and hashtags? Miah Jeffra examines our new and rapidly changing public life by questioning a few fundamentals—perception, memory, identity, violence, love—in all their complexity, and in their relationship to one other. The First Church of What’s Happening is a love letter to humanity and its resilience, even as it wades through divisive politics, social media and technological dissociation.



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