5 posts tagged AG
The application closes in 10 days!!
I am extremely excited to present a GAQ feature interview and photo spread with incredible photographer and artist, Sophia Wallace. Wallace merges narrative, documentary, fashion, and performance strategies to create dialogue around notions of gender and identity. And it’s beautiful work. Perhaps the most striking thing about Wallace’s work for me is her ability to create imagery as crisp and fashion-forward as those in your latest issue of Vogue, while simultaneously offering cultural commentary and bringing thought provoking themes to the fore.
I asked Wallace some questions about her work, her process and the ideas behind it all. Click the photo for the entire spread, or click HERE to download.
Snagged this photo of BAYNE from the shakedownworldwide tumblr. The blog is open to submissions from stud/butch/masculine identified women. If you don’t want to submit, just hit up their blog and check out all the gawjusness. You’ll be scrolling for daaaayyyys.
bc i dressed like a boy today to see how it feels when the only thing strangers know about me is that i’m queer. people are not as kind. paying homage to the studs/ag’s who wrap, tape and layer to hide their figures every single day.
BUTCH Voices is a grassroots organization dedicated to of all womyn, female-bodied, and trans-identified individuals who are Masculine of Center*and their Allies. The organization will hold the second national BUTCH Voices Conference on August 18th– 21st, 2011 at the Oakland City Center Marriott.
Submissions are now being accepted for workshops, performances, presentations, skill shares, photography/visual art and video. The submission deadline is June 1, 2011. Early registration has begun and is $100 for regular attendees, $125 for VIP and $50 for students. Volunteers can register online and are needed in all areas of the conference. Volunteers pay regular registration price and receive all the benefits of VIP status in exchange for at least four hours of their volunteer service during the conference.
The second national conference of it’s kind, BUTCH Voices 2011, is produced by a team of critical-thinking, open-minded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a common goal of increasing positive visibility. Activities throughout the conference will highlight those who share their voices through activism, performance, media, oral history, spoken word, art, photography, film and other collaborative means.
BUTCH Voices seeks to bring together people of various identities who are often divided by gender, sexuality, language, biology, race, age, size, ability, religion, geography, and class to honor and explore diversity by creating a safe space to discuss, examine, and deconstruct commonalities, differences, and the places they intersect.
Conference events will include a meet and greet, guest speakers, workshops, networking dinners, films and entertainment. Pre-Conference Projects include an ongoing flickr.com photo project, local fundraisers and a Youtube video contest.
The mission of BUTCH Voices is to enhance and sustain the well-being of all womyn, femalebodied, and trans-identified individuals who are masculine of center*. We achieve this by providing programs that build community, positive visibility and empower us to advocate for our whole selves inclusive of and beyond our gender identity and sexual orientation.
The BUTCH Voices 2011 conference is open to all. For more information on the conference, see http://www.BUTCHVoices.com. BUTCH Voices, PO Box 40532, San Diego, CA 92164.
*Masculine of center (MoC) is a term, coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer/ womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as butch, stud, aggressive/AG, dom, macha, tomboi, trans-masculine etc.
Get on that!!