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March 25, 2015 | UPENN & Philly (recap)

March 25, 2015 | UPENN & Philly (recap)

Sweet and special thanks to the organizers of Penn Non-Cis, Rod and Xeno
for their dedication to accessibility and transgender experiences at University of
Pennsylvania. It was a lovely stay with y’all talking about critical ways in which
campuses can do better, be more caring with their resources, and over all
how knowledge regarding disability, chronic illness, and mental health are
so desperately needed. Xeno and Rod, y’all are doing the arduous and wonderful
work. Thank you for letting me share this space with you and create strategies
with poetry and workshop.

A glimpse of my Philly not-so-gritty Gayyyyy time trying to to do the breakdown
of trans justice, ableism, and racial justice… y’know my life.

 

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March 23, 2015 | U Penn

March 23, 2015 | U Penn

March 23, 2015
7-9pm


TONIGHT
7pm-9pm
Irvine Auditorium & Cafe ’58, 3401 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA.
Check me out with new work, newer poems, and some sort of saucy critique of many things with my wobbly self! Thanks to Penn Non-Cis​, Gender Women’s Studies, Penn Disability Advocates, Queer People of Color, Queer & Asian, & Asian Pacific Student Coalition at University of Pennsylvania.  Wheelchair accessible and scent-free!

 

 

March 16, 2015 | UC Berkeley

March 16, 2015 | UC Berkeley

Guest Lecturer 6pm

“Disability Justice: Re-centering Power in Movement Building”
taught by Patricia Berne​ (of Sins Invalid​)

hosted by Disability Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley.

Since it is a closed course, feel free to message me if you want to attend.
The topic is on the disability justice concept of “wholeness”.
I’ll be sharing work like crip sick tankas, some SDQ love poems,
and reflections on medical systems as a trans POC disabled person.
There will be refreshments provided & a Q&A.

 

We have a surpise out of town guest tomorrow in our Disability Justice course — Monday, March 16th, Disability Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies are honored to bring you guest lecturer, Kay Ulanday Barrett.
Please come scent free.  If you have questions about how to be fragrance/chemical free, please see the guide provided by the East Bay Meditation Center’s guide here:  http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html
We will be meeting in the room that we usually do,
602 Barrows, from 4p – 7p.  Kay will likely read at appr. 6p.
 
If you are not a student in GWS 111.2, please email
an RSVP so that we can set the room — and food! — appropriately.
Patricia Berne: pattyberne@sinsinvalid.org
March 9, 2016 | Trans Poets Will Burn Your House Down (recap)

March 9, 2016 | Trans Poets Will Burn Your House Down (recap)

We didn’t burn your house down. You only wish we did! Here’s to Trans literary splendor and
goodness with the lovely people at Trans Poets Workshop NYC.
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Trans Poets Will Burn Your House Down

A night of trans poetry and possible pyromania to celebrate the
launch of Issue 2 of the Zine of the Trans Poets Workshop NYC.
Featuring:
Kay Ulanday Barrett
Olympia Perez
Tyler Vile
Charles Theonia
Lilith Latini
Stephen Ira
Sasha Alexander
Vivien J Ryder
Tai Maag
Suneela Mubayi
Mya Adriene Byrne

Hosted by Cat Fitzpatrick

text via Trans Poets Will Burn Your House Down
photos by © Julieta Salgado

February 20, 2015 | a common language HEART-BEATS interview

February 20, 2015 | a common language HEART-BEATS interview

” a common language with kay” featured in HEART-BEATS!!!

here’s an excerpt: ‘To think, colonization and displacement and systemic struggle takes so many things away, but brown people remember how they grew up through tastes, through community and organization kitchens. Self and collective preservation knows there’s magic in food.’

*Read more here:
http://heart-beats.ca/H…/exhibit/a-common-language-with-kay/

Thanks to Karen Campos Castillo & Vivek Shraya for their fly work, sharing online & stage space!

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