Blog : qpoc

[January 25, 2016 |100 Hummingbirds, a short film.]

[January 25, 2016 |100 Hummingbirds, a short film.]

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[Description, a series of six photos illustrate brown and black queer and/or migrant people
of color posing individually in sunny climates like desserts or outside colorful murals.
A few photos include a platter of tacos and a crew shot filming in a dimly lit bedroom.]

Get in & get your heart:

I’m in LA acting in a new film! In less than three days I have ventured into drawers with
calling cards reaching and racing, pause then flash forward to the Mojave desert.
Here’s to QTPOC making their own paths. Here’s to indescribable artistic process
that doesn’t have to be competitive, but all for the message & hopefully for
the crafted stories of our range of people.

There’s something innately cinematic about the desert, but watching a beaming sun
then dip and drape into the night sky, the world felt vast. Velvet orange and reads and pinks.
I’m working on a project written & co-directed by artist wonder, Jess X. Chen and
powerful co-director, Jarrett Key. I’m in a cast with beautiful poet & cultural worker,
Sonia Guiñansaca. That’s it. 

It’s a love story, but isn’t it always? At the intersections of migration and love, it’s a
queer story for us brown folks and migrants who keep longing and searching. I am
learning more and more each day, I am learning that no path or heart wave is linear.
We wobble, we pain, we take a break, we pursue, we long for our truest connections.

100 Hummingbirds is a film, I cannot wait to share more about. I promise you one thing,
we’re fucking up the picture of what love looks like in this empire. We’re shaping
stories that are at the cavity of chests that have long been beating and believing.

[October 22, 2015 | University of CT.]

[October 22, 2015 | University of CT.]

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[Description: a black queer person of size with very short hair wears glasses and gray argyle sweater vest. She has his arms around a brown round boi with wily hair & gray bowtie and cane. They stand in front of a rainbow flag.] .
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Look who I worked with today! Special thank you to Fleurette King, director of U Conn’s Rainbow Center for hosting me as part of a workshop lecture series & featured performance. She’s known me since babyqueer days in undergrad at Depaul University. In fact, some of my first anti-oppression trainings i facilitated were supervised by Flo almost 16 years ago to which she said, “Clearly now, they are very transferable skills.” Clearly, we’ve always been beyond the confines of a rainbow flag. To be honored by your mentors or people who saw your beginnings is a powerful thing. Thought of all the QT/POC DePaulians that raised me. Thinking about you, @andreleneal & @browngirlrevolution#qtpoc #qtbipoc #sickanddisabledqueers
#sdqtpoc #queerchicago #uconn #queer#gendernonconforming#transpeopleofcolor #youareSObrave15

[September 22, 2015 | Everyone of of them is a Virgo]

[September 22, 2015 | Everyone of of them is a Virgo]

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[Description: a series of four panels show a range of #qpoc posing in their element. They range in size, skin tone, gender, sexuality, ability, status, & spirit. Every one of them is a #Virgo.]


This #FBF is dedication to the virgos who hustle, who plan, who add & sort the details, who calm (& attract the chaos). To @juliosalgado83: when I toured with your dear bear/osito #migrant heart, I’ve been blessed since. May your art be held & prodded with care! @aliciasanchez#qwoc thick snacks style femme fam. Your adventures, political honesty, always keep the homies & this world up. Please enjoy this world that you hold.

@whatsmanishdoing: responsible for many dynamic #qtpoc events with accessibility & #disabilityjustice on point. You create homes. everyone receives your goodness so swiftly, dear one. Hope for all that you give, you get tenderness & people honour that worth. @gbrlgrcrmn#queericonscreator & food extraordinaire, instantly when we chatted our earth chi-town ways emerged. Your exquisite art brings #qpoc to godly levels! So do your paletas. #qpoc#queer #qtpocsupremacy #virgosofcolor

July 8, 2015 | Rally: Queer Art & Activism Now – Dixon Place

July 8, 2015 | Rally: Queer Art & Activism Now – Dixon Place

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[Description: a visual of a brown round boi with a red and gold halo has handwriting surrounding their image. above text reads “Dixon Place” and below a yellow box with black letters reads, “RALLY #QUEER ART AND ACTIVISM NOW.”]

This exhibit opens tonight at Dixon Place 4pm-6pm, 161A Chrystie St. New York, New York 10002. Come by & say hello?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#qtpoc #qpoc#queerpoets #gendernonconforming#transmenofcolor
#transpeopleofcolor#sdqtpoc #kaybarrett

July 1, 2015 | Marriage Equality & #mood

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Originally Posted on Instagram here.

May 20, 2015 | Support Transgender Law Center & Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

May 20, 2015 | Support Transgender Law Center & Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

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Please support the gender justice, Black leadership, and souther movement building y’all! Unity and solidarity make a…

Posted by Kay Ulanday Barrett on Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Please support the gender justice, Black leadership, and souther movement building y’all! Unity and solidarity make a movement strong. On Give OUT Day, any national prize grants received by Southerners on New Ground or Transgender Law Center will be split 50/50. You can support TLC here: http://bit.ly/TLCgiveout and SONG here: http://bit.ly/SONGgiveout. Their work is moments, vital, and amazing. Funding these organizations deliberately builds Transgender, Black, People of Color, and Southern communities closer to justice! Thanks to fam, Ola Osaze for your work and reminders for this.”  Give directly here.

May 10, 2015 | published in Third Woman Press!

May 10, 2015 | published in Third Woman Press!

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[Description: top panel shows a split open pomegranite with text that reads “Third Woman Press Zine, Radical Feminist of Color Publishing #translivesmatter.” bottom panel shows table of contents that includes Rommy Torrico, @Olympia Perez, Sasha Alexander.. & myself.]

Get your copy & read my poem featured in this volume focused on #transpeopleofcolor for the dope #thirdwomanpress! for mourning, trans dissonance, & chosen fam claim, check out my poem “When the Chant Comes” here:
http://www.thirdwomanpress.com/product/translivesmatter-twp-zine-vol-1-pdf/

#transgender #gendernonconforming #qtpoc #qtpocsupremacy
#sdqtpoc #transasian #transpoc#qap #poetry
— with Olympia PerezRommy TorricoSasha Alexander.
and Kay Ulanday Barrett.

May 2, 2015 | Awkward Family Portrait at QPOCC

May 2, 2015 | Awkward Family Portrait at QPOCC

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[Description: an array of queer & trans people of color post for a board that reads “I.V. 1 First Fridays”. The 
#qtpoc range in style, skin color, gender, and sexualities.] awkward family photo / committee on access & curmudgeon care. thanks to these homies supporting with much needed accessibility & #accessintimacy tonight. Cc: @idaliuchis@juliosalgado83@sophiethecat27#qpoc #qtpoc#qwoc #qpocc15 #sdqtpoc

May 1, 2015 |QPOC Conference First Friday!

May 1, 2015 |QPOC Conference First Friday!

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Peace everybody! I am going to be in Santa Barbara featuring for Queer People of Color Conference 2015 (QPOCC)​ with Lysander Valenzuela, Radio Xicana, J Mase III​, & more! Join me for MayDay ruckus steeped in disability justice with a twist of love poetry tonight. It’ll be cute. It’s QPOC, so you know i am not making up the cute part. #bloop #brownroundboipoetry #QTPOC #poemsandpatternsfordayz