Blog : workshop

June 19, 2015 | Kay Facilitates at Allied Media Conference (AMC)

June 19, 2015 | Kay Facilitates at Allied Media Conference (AMC)

 

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How have you been fed by your experience of loss? How can we shift our understanding of loss from something being taken from us, to something opening within us? We will recognize and celebrate the ways we embody and radiate the energy of our lost ones through our art, activism, family-making and more. Participants will be guided through creative exercises and supported in connecting with the echoes vibrating around us. Folks will leave with new connections and gathered wisdom from the group. This session centers queer and trans spectrum folks; BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour); and sick and/or disabled folks.

Presenters

Kay Ulanday Barrett

A Campus Pride Hot List artist, Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and Trans 100 Honoree, KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter.

Mel G Campbell

mel g campbell is a queer, black, chronically ill, poet, performer, educator and occasional femme. a VONA alum and the Tangled Art+Disability Artist in Residence, mgc regularly explores themes of resilience, trauma, and intersectionality. mel is passionate about interdependence, sunshine, and their cats.

Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 128
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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