Kembra Pfahler is a performance art legend. Through her glam punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, she has been presenting her work since the late 1980s in museums, galleries, and clubs all over the world. And on October 30, famed NYC venue The Kitchen will be celebrating her career with a film presentation and live performance that traces her from her beginnings through to the present day. Here, she talks with Callie and Emily about art, feminism, and staying true to herself.
Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and is the drummer for the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, and her short stories have been published in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, and PoemMemoirStory. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015 and is working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @emilyrems.