Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue

Originally posted on LJ 6-3-09

Happy Pride month everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know about a 2009 National Queer Arts Festival show I will be participating in this month. It is called Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue - it is a spoken word event that I have co-curated with Gina de Vries (and featuring an awesome cast!) on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area on June 17th, I highly encourage you to come out for it! All the details and a description of the show are below. Please be sure to order advance tickets online, as the event may sell out...

The National Queer Arts Festival Presents:
Girl Talk: A Cis & Trans Woman Dialogue
Curated by Gina de Vries & Julia Serano
Wednesday, June 17th
LGBT Center - Ceremonial Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $12-$20
Buy Tickets on-line!!:

Featuring the lovely & fabulous!:
Ryka Aoki de la Cruz
Tina D’Elia
Gina de Vries
Dorian Katz
Nomy Lamm
Julia Serano
Rose Sims (aka Little Light)
Lauren Steely

Queer cisgender women and queer transgender women are allies, friends, support systems, lovers, and partners to each other. Trans and cis women are allies to each other every day -- from activism that includes everything from Take Back the Night to Camp Trans; to supporting each other in having “othered” bodies in a world that is obsessed with idealized body types; to loving, having sex, and building family with each other in a world that wants us to disappear. Girl Talk is a spoken word show fostering and promoting dialogue about these relationships. Trans and cis women will read about their relationships of all kinds – sexual and romantic, chosen and blood family, friendships, support networks, activist alliances. Join us for a night of stories about sex, bodies, feminism, activism, challenging exclusion in masculine-centric dyke spaces, dating and breaking up, finding each other, and finding love and family.


note added on 6-20-09 (i.e., after the show):
The show was amazing! For those who were not able to make it, you can listen to an mp3 of the show, which (for the foreseeable future) will be available here:

here are the times for those interested:

0:00:00 Pam's introduction
0:03:16 Gina
0:17:39 Ryka
0:32:26 Tina
0:42:26 Lauren
1:06:23 Nomy
1:19:23 Rose
1:33:09 Dorian
1:46:17 Julia

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