Check out the latest TMAN Magazine with interviews with trans folks: Zyon Gray, Zander Kieg, Saterius, Sebastian Jus Flowers, and me!
My spring travels have come to a break and I'll be in NY for the month of May, but then back out during the summer time.
Please check my calendar for the laterst tour dates and Happy Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
I've also been playing tour guide to my first grade bff from Hawaii here in NY! @Cafeteria in Chelsea.
Just wanted to recognize the FIERCE people out there today who have fought, and continue to fight against oppression, for fair wages, and fair working conditions. I stand with and behind you.
I also recently went to see Diwang Pinay: The Story Behind the Woman Worker and I was incredibly moved and moved to tears by the stories told by the brave auties on stage about their journeys and struggles. I am currently still processing and heavy with emotion after seeing this show. I encourage you to attend if you can since they have one show date left. I learned at the show that the women gave up every Sunday for almost a year in order to produce this show. This is community theatre at its best. Check the Facebook Invite for up to date info.
DESCRIPTION: Since February 2010, a group of Filipino women across generations, both age and migration, have gathered weekly to create an original staged play about migration, family and resilience. Diwang Pinay follows the story of Maria, a domestic worker in the NYC area who left the Philippines to support her family by migrating only to face challenges in a new city and figure out a way to survive. See the world through her eyes as a migrant and mother.
The process of creating this original work has bestowed a multigenerational group of Filipinas, immigrant and American-born, a unique experience to write, produce and direct stories about the lives of Filipino domestic workers living and working in New York City. This production is a collaboration between Kabalikat Domestic Worker Support Network, a program of the Philippine Forum and Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)-Gabriela USA.
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) is a mass-based women's organization serving New York City and its surrounding areas. We connect the Filipino diaspora to the women's struggle in the Philippines. We are women of Philippine descent, including those who are migrants, immigrants and US-born. We recognize Filipino women of mixed heritage and adoptees. FiRE is a LGBTIQ-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) friendly organization that is inclusive of transgender people of Philippine descent. For more information, please visithttp://www.firenyc.org/.
We are a proud member organization of GABRIELA-USA, the first overseas chapter of GABRIELA Philippines, with babae in San Francisco, Pinay Sa Seattle in Seattle, WA, and SiGAw in Los Angeles, CA. http://www.gabusa.org/
FiRE is a member of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S. representing organizations of students, scholars, women, workers, and youth. To learn more about BAYAN, please visit http://bayanusa.org/
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June 11: Feel It, Speak It, Boston Pride, Milky Way Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA, 9pm.
June 24: Cipher Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theater, Toronto, 8pm.
June 25: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 7pm.
August 6-9: NQAPIA National Conference, Chicago, IL.
August 19-21: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
September 1-13: Chicago Fringe Festival, Chicago, IL.