James “Yaya” Hough is one of the four full-time artists who engaged this project, Reading Work. His work is central to this site and because his engagement was consistent his works respond to the entire project’s premise.

He and the cohort of artists responded to:

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
By Saidiya Hartman

White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide
By Dylan Rodriguez

Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons
By Colin Kaepernick (Editor)

We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
By Mariame Kaba

Are Prisons Obsolete?
By Angela Y. Davis

Carceral Capitalism
By Jackie Wang