Talk About It: Talking about Queer/Trans suicide and depression

I recently made a video for the Talk About It campaign Original Plumbing magazine launched to talk about Queer and Trans adult suicide and depression. 

OP asked me why I decided to make a video for the TALK ABOUT IT video project.

The short answer is — I was asked. I can’t say that I would have done this without watching Amos and Rocco’s video and then being directly asked to talk about q

ueer and trans adult suicide and depression. It hurt to make this video. And as a trans person of color from Hawaii, telling doesn’t always come to me. I feel like I don’t have the right language, or the right, or I am tired of talking. And even after I saw the initial video, I didn’t feel strong enough to make my own. But then Michelle Tea whom I respect and love so much sent an email asking as well and said she recorded one too and then I felt a little more capable. I’m gonna work on asking people, if it feels like an ok thing to do, what’s going on in their hearts, in hopes that I can pass on this feeling that someone cares enough to ask and hear.



 


 

 

Come watch Melissa Li and The Barely Theirs, The Pushovers, and I perform this Saturday!

Hello Everyone!

I am really excited to be performing a piece this Saturday, August 11th at The Branded Saloon.  I am equally as excited to watch Melissa Li and The Barely Theirs and The Pushovers,  put on an excellent show.

Show starts at 9:00pm and you can find more information here.

Hope to see you all there!

-Kit

 

Fundraising and Performing in the ViBE Theater Experience

 

Hi Friends and Supporters!

I am totally excited and honored to be helping raise money to support viBe Theater Experience, a non-profit performing arts/education organization that empowers teenage girls through the creation and production of original performances.

On August 2, 2012 we will be performing a benefit Talent Show at the well-known Triad Theater. We are humbled by the outpouring of support we have received already! Our last benefit production completely sold out, and we anticipate this show will do the same.

viBe Theater Experience is and organization that provides a safe space for girls (ages 13-19) to write, create and perform collaborative performances about real-life issues as they express their unique voices, foster meaningful relationships, take on challenges and gain the self-confidence to succeed personally, socially and academically.

I am delighted to put my talents to use for this amazing cause, as this group is very close to my heart. As more and more arts programs are cut this organization serves a vital need for our community. We need safe places for young women to be able to express themselves, not just as a creative outlet, but also as an emotional one. This is a venue for young women who need a place to let out anything they are feeling in a positive and constructive environment. Your donation, however small, gives them the tools and the space they need to do just that.

Thank you for your support and take care.

Please visit my First Giving Page to make a contribution by clicking anything in this

Blog!

 

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Upcoming Shows!

Please visit Booking Information to reserve your date!

2014/2015 Dates:

October 24: Interpride Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

November 1: Queer Heartache, IRT NYC, 9pm.

November 2: Queer Heartache, IRT NYC, 4:30pm.

November 6: Performance at IvyQ, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

November 7: Workshop at IvyQ, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

November 11: Boise State University, Boise, ID, workshop 4:30pm, performance 7:30pm.

November 13: NASPA-IV West, Albuquerque, NM.

November 16: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

November 20: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 5pm.

January 27: New York University, NYC, NY.

February 14-15: 2015 MBLGTACC, Illinios State University, Normal, IL.

 

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