33 posts tagged queer
THE REVIVAL: A SALON STYLED POETRY TOUR OF QUEER WOMEN ARTISTS
With dynamic performances from poets and musicians alike, THE REVIVAL weaves a salon-styled night of libations and genuine fellowship. Reminiscent of independent poetry tours like SisterSpit…Saltlines… the iconic Def Poetry Jam, The Revival is a unique arts experience as each concert takes place in an actual home. A collective of queer women artists on a national, 10 day expedition, The Revival caravan honors a queer tradition. They not only demand safe space, they create it.
A group of individuals connected not through sexuality, color, so-called gender identity— but through language. It’s poetry that dismisses our diﬀerences and shakes up the system. It’s music that opposes the regular, hip-hop rhetoric of what women are to do and be. It’s the word that came ﬁrst. And the women we celebrate the day after that, and the day after that forever.
This tour looks so dope. The traveling troupe features T’ai Freedom Ford (rapper / spoken word artist), B. Steady (songstress / filmmaker) and JONQUILLE “SOLSIS & DAPPHO THE FLOW-ER” RICE (Singer, bassist, poet and audio engineer, educator & more). The tour also joins hands with remarkable women across the country as hosts, performers, and collaborators including: Mobile Homecoming Projects’s Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Atlanta’s Fi Williams, Chicago’s EarthPearl Collective and more.
The tour will be in the following cities:
NEW YORK: OCTOBER 5 with Charan Morris
TORONTO: OCTOBER 6 with Kim Katrin Crosby
CHICAGO: OCTOBER 9 Special Guest Feature at Chicago’s historic POW WOW Black Lesbian Open Mic
ATLANTA: OCTOBER 11 with Red Summer
DURHAM: OCTOBER 12 with Cheryl Floyd Miller
DC: OCTOBER 13 with Rachel Eliza Griﬃths and very special guests, DC Youth Slam Team
SUPPORT THIS AWESOME TOUR IN YOUR CITY!
La Loba Loca Coxina is a series of untamed & un-rated short films that interweaves food, family, culture and story telling. In this episode Lea cooks some vegetarian gumbo, accompanied with some sweet potatoes and ensalada a la chilena made by La Loba Loca.
I like this series because through food it shows how one can keep the traditions of family and ancestors going, while still leaving room to adapt to new beliefs, traditions and ways of being.
La Loba Loca (aka Ana.Bel), is a Sudaca born in Peru and raised in Maipu, Santiago de Chile. La Loba Loca believes creates “improvised, reusabled art” with most of the materials being found or recycled. She is also a traditional tattooist, photo-documentarist, coxinera-cochinera-cocinera and is beginning to do documentary/film work.
“KING” featuring @bklynboihood’s SEBASTIAN
Thirteen Fairytale Portraits of Queers Beyond the Gender Binary
by Molly Crabapple and Najva Sol
To transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner
From poets to porn-stars, computer nerds to community gardeners, artists to activists: these portraits capture some of the real gender warriors today. They are trans, genderqueer, or just gender-fabulous, and they deserve their own magical realm.
Each portrait was shot by me with a lomo camera, then embellished by Molly Crabapple. Show sponsored by Lomography. Hope to see some of you at the New York opening!
Show Opens At Lomography stores in New York AND San Francisco
June 7th at6- 9pm
New York Lomography Store
41 West 8th Street
Manhattan, NY 10011
San Fran Lomography Store
309 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
“I have no sickness or a condition, there is no cure, I am nothing but life. God named me like everything else; I was not to be subject to your spit, or your fire, or fences, fist, faggots, fairies, your fantasies that you attempt to beat out of me, or to get me to beat it out of myself. I am no Demon. I was born to mean happy, can’t you see my beauty? Can’t you see my gorgeous, can you see my humanity before it’s rejected, pushed into closets cramped with empty men looking to be filled, I am no Demon. I am not evil, I am not.”
Excerpt from “For Those Who Pray In Closets” by Danez Smith (Poet/Author)
Series: The New Pre-Raphaelites by Sunil Gupta (2008-09)
EPISODE NO. 3 of The Peculiar Kind (WHERE I’M FROM…)
A group of queer people of color discuss how “queer” or homosexuality is viewed within their individual cultures. (via thepeculiarkind)
Episode 2.5 of “The Peculiar Kind” explores employment and discrimination within Queer and Trans communities of color. I’d highly recommend taking the time to watch this informative video of some wonderfully talented and creative folks who got tired of the bullshit and decided to to it their own way. Featured in the video are:
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Feelin It (Beat by Ski)
Micah Domingo • Mad World EP
Check out the debut of rapper Micah Domingo’s Mad World EP. Micah combines laid back production and instrumentals with his potent lyricism to create tracks that will without a doubt have you continually nodding your head. More importantly though, he flips well-known hip-hop anthems (i.e. tracks like Jay-Z’s “Feelin’ it”) from talking about the frivolity of Rolex watches and Moet, to discussing the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being queer in the world. Definitely worth a listen.
Listen + Download the full EP here: MAD WORLD EP