Against the Grain: Alexis Shotwell

Interview with Alexis Shotwell, author of Against Purity

Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up

The coronavirus has laid bare the divisions and inequalities of our society. It’s also exposed the stark differences in possible approaches to the pandemic. Radical scholar Alexis Shotwell argues that we need to frame our fight as one for collective care, rather than containment and control. She discusses solidarity and the lessons of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Listen to the whole interview.