Anti-racist, feminist justice requires creating socially shared affective receptivity, not merely ideological nor cognitive openness.
The fantasy of “economic self-reliance” is predicated on privileging white, properties interests and restricting public resources for their own use
Ethical witnessing seeks to make justice irresistible and white supremacy intolerable.
Racism is perpetual insecure and anxious, despite economic, racial, national and gender dominance.
Depoliticization of racial struggles meant protest against exclusion and exploitation were reformatted as acts of crime against the nation.
Neoliberalism would have us individualize problems rather than make fundamental changes
Justice is not a static thing we achieve once and for all. It is something that has to be persistently struggled for on the basis of shared principles as conditions change.
But we are comforted and motivated by the fact that at the very least, we try to abide by our principles. We do this imperfectly and always incompletely. When we try not to engage in the labor of hatred, denial, disavowal, guilt, and projection, when we reveal lies repeated by white heteropatriarchal supremacy, when we do not reject the fact that we are all complicit in systems of denigration and destruction in some way, when we do not shy away from our social and political responsibility to end oppression – that is when the process of struggling for justice begins to offer an unchartered sense of liberation, an unlegislated experience of freedom, and a mutually interdependent place to belong.
Thinking from my dear sister/friend, Dr. Paula Ioanide
Indie FilmOnTV – Pride Month Special from Latest TV on Vimeo.
My short movie about being accosted by Minnie Mouse at the entrance to the women’s bathroom has graciously been included in a program of short films curated by Deborah Espect of Brighton, UK. You can watch the short and an interview online:
Available to watch on Latest TV in the Brighton area on Freeview 7 and Virgin Media 159, and to livestream anywhere in the world at thelatest.co.uk
Wednesday 7th June 2023– 9.50pm (that’s 4:50 pm EST)
Wednesday 21st June 2023– 9pm (4:00 pm EST)
For I am Dead by Patricia Delso Lucas
In late 1800s Europe, Oscar, a wealthy but lonely middle-aged man who has lived an extravagant life in a chateau, confesses love to his gardener Jude before he dies of his excesses.
Mickey or Minnie by Krissy Mahan
A gender non-conforming person walks towards a restroom and only Minnie Mouse can “protect” the children. Based on the director’s real-life experience, this short film reenacts how a huge Disney character kept them from using the public restroom of their choice.
Hello Friends! Please join me at London’s Cinema Museum on 2 March 2023 for an amazing reunion of filmmakers and festival organizers. Look how far we’ve come! Since the first Wotever DIY Film Festival (my first one was 2013) so many brilliant festivals began, many of them connected somehow to the Wotever DIY Film Festival. My fondest wish is that we can all have some time together, and no one will have to be running a festival, we will all just be hanging out.
Here are the details:
2 March 2023 18:00 – 2200 (plenty of time to socialize!)
Cinema Museum The Master’s House, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH
Photos with Kyla Harris, Tara Brown, Theresa Heath, Charlie Little and Helen Wright at BFI Southwark at the “Busting The Bias Opening Night: Is There Anybody Out There? An Illustrated Talk + ECLECTIC: Shorts Programme, an evening celebrating disability visibility and filmmaking. 3 March 2023.
From Les Mains Gauches Film Festival‘s website:
Videodrome 2 🎥: 49 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille
My Crazy Boxers is included in a festival preview screening on the 26th of May at Mémoire des Sexualités, a LGBTQ archive place in Marseille, France, and will shown again at the full festival from the 9th to the 12th of September.
About the festival:
“Les Mains Gauches is a four-days festival of short films and artistic researches about our stories of struggles and identities, exploring our representations and their limits, echoing our joys, our fears, our friendships.
Les Mains Gauches is a gathering to watch movies, to party and to meet.
Labels and categories might be complicated to apprehend and to identify with, but Les Mains Gauches remains a queer, feminist festival.
We are six left hands related by feminism, our queer identities and cinema. Day after day, we try to make films, to program them, to share them. Regarding a dominant homogeneous cinema, we are looking for films that accept their weaknesses, that step aside, that sometimes hesitate in order to understand us better, that are afraid of silence but help us experiencing it.
We are supported by a team of cinema lovers, allies and friends who always help and challenge us to share meaningful programs with the public.”
I’m so pleased when my movies is set out on their journies to increase justice and happiness!
Queer America at University College London
QUEER AMERICA film screenings, 6.15pm 3 November 2016
With all eyes on America’s presidential election, Out@UCL is screening a programme of short films that look at some of the variety of queer stories in America. We’re looking especially at the often marginalised voices within the LGBT+ community, including older people, QTIPOC and trans and genderqueer experiences. Stick around for the Q&A afterwards with some of the directors who, fortunately for us, are in London.
When: 6.15 – 8pm, Thursday, 3 November
Location: Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building (entrance on Gower Street)
“Faggotgirl Gets Busy In The Bathroom” will be shown
There is also talk that this video will screen in Australia as a public service announcement at a lesbian film fest, and might be included in the December Boston tour for GenderReel 2016!
Small Works for Big Change
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Jack Studios, 601 W 26th St, New York, NY, i will have one of my photo prints for sale.
Please support the work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, they work to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Yay London, Yay Wotever World!
Three of my oldie-but-goodie photos were selected to be shown at an event this week,
Circus Orgasmuz. It’s an honor, and i wish i could attend.
Here are the images that they chose:
(Once again using my life as a canvas to make a point about what it’s like for butch dykes)
Well WhaddayaKnow? Plop a tiara on my head and call me “Miss Media Empire” — THREE TIMES this week I appeared on someone else’s intertube world.
On the neighborhood blog called South Slope News (with Faggotgirl).
On Adapting Spaces, who published a short article i wrote about apartment renovations.
And on Huffington Post, in a very unflattering photo of me walking in protest of gay bashing.
South Slope News
I’m happy to announce that my video “Gloucester City, My Town” will be shown at Gender Reel in Philadelphia this coming weekend.
Please attend the festival if you can. The video is screnning on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday I am part of a workshop for “Filmmaking For The Grasroots Activist.”
Please come hear my passionately held, uninformed opinions during daylight hours. Might be fun. See you there!