As November rolls around, I begin my journey on a tour where I participate in many Trans Day of Remembrance events.
Trans Day of Remembrance is a day where we remember trans and gender non-conforming folks we have lost to anti-trans violence and continue a dialogue on how to make the world a better place for people to express their genders. Seeing this better place is the work I dedicate much of my art to, so that we don't lose more people to anti-trans violence.
Last year, I joined GLAAD in making a video for the I Am: Trans People Speak Project, please check it out and post one yourself!
Next week, I head to Rutgers, Yale, Cal State Monterey Bay, and Washington University in St. Louis! Please tell your friends about the shows and join me!
If you'd like to bring my show to your campus, town, or venue please send a quick email!
And before I head out on the road, please take a moment to check out Sister Spit's Fundraising campaign to fund queer art across the country! I went on a life changing tour with them in 2011 and am proud to support their work!
Hope you're having a great fall and thank you so much for being on this mailing list, it means the world to me.
Transgender Artists of Color showcase, Front and Center, announced for Sept 12th with national performers Kit Yan and Kokumo scheduled to appear.
Basic Rights Oregon will be hosting an Racial Justice and Transgender Justice artist showcase, “Front and Center” that will highlight performance pieces by national artists New York slam poet Kit Yan and Chicago singer-songwriter KOKUMO, in addition to local performers Jess Mease, Phoenix Singer and Monika MHz. “Front and Center” will take place on Thursday September 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (2406 NE Sandy Blvd, #100, Portland, OR 97232). Tickets are $10 pre-sale online and $15-$20 at the door.
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March 18:Urbana Slam, NYC, NY.
March 21: True Colors Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
March 22: New England Queer Person of Color Conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
March 29: NQAPIA Catalyst Award Gala, 6pm, Salaam Bombay, NYC, NY.
March 31: La Mama: The Lot I've Got show on Priviledge, 74A East 4th St, 2nd floor, NYC, NY.
April 1: Post University, 7pm, Waterbury, CT.
April 5: Albion College, Albion, MI.
April 8: Ball State University, Munchie, IN.
April 7: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
April 10: Queer Studies Graduate Studies Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
April 17: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.