What comes first are those who come last.
An Italian ID whose owner you have to guess: Mario or Lola? The first pages alternate images of white men and black queer people. The last pages are the inside of Mario Rossi’s ID that you can slide like a pop-up book to find the inside of Lola Oluwadare’s ID.
One day, during the workshop, we were asked what our dream was and I ironically answered, as I often do, that I would like to navigate the world like a mediocre white cishet man. The assumption behind this piece is the fear that I will not be given the same opportunities as my counterpart, the lack of desire to do the “double work” and a reminder to myself that I’m always the white man for someone else.
Not a mass murderer.