Welcome to Fruit!
We’re very excited to share issue 3 with you. Putting it together has been a slow but enjoyable process; choosing the cover art was the final step. We decided on a local artist, Ryan French whose vivid depiction of a queer utopia complements the writing that appears in this issue. While recognising the limitations that queers face, the authors in issue 3 often strive to contemplate an alternative, better future. For example, Monique Todd calls for a world where Black people can rest in public spaces. Vivian Holmes dwells on (and in) the bath, where bodies take on new meanings. Niven Govinden discusses his book This Brutal House, which pushes for a world where queer Black and Brown bodies are valued as much as their white counterparts. Though the present situation is especially challenging, we hope that this latest issue of Fruit will encourage readers to contemplate a different kind of world post-Covid. And we hope it gives you pleasure.