Queer Memoir: BEFORE I AM QUEER

In collaboration with the POP-UP Museum of Queer History, Queer Memoir, NYC’s community based storytelling show is producing this one night event.

Storytellers will share on the theme BEFORE I AM QUEER.

Even as LGBT characters and “out” celebrities become more common in pop culture and mainstream media, the richness and complexity of real queer lives is still undervalued and often invisible. Queer Memoir attempts to provide an avenue to share queer lives and celebrate the ritual and community-building va

lue of storytelling.

OUR STORYTELLERS

KAY ULANDAY BARRETT
A CAMPUS PRIDE 2009 Hot List artist, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, educator, and martial artist navigating life as a disabled pin@y transgender queer in the U.S. empire. K has featured in classrooms, stages, and audiences internationally; from the Musee Pour Rire in Montreal, UCLA,and The Brooklyn Museum, K’s bold work continues to excite and challenge audiences. K’s published works include: make/shift, Kicked Out Anthology, Windy City Queer, and Filipino American Psychology. Recently, K.’s collaborations have also featured at NQAPIA, Philly Trans Health Conference, The Brown Boi Project, and FIERCE! Follow K. twitter: @kulandaybarrett or see some of K.’s food swerve at: www.recipesforthepeople.com

RED DURKIN
RED DURKIN is the managing editor of PrettyQueer.com. She is a writer, comedian, and vlogger. She has toured extensively as part of the Tranny Roadshow, performed at Camp Trans and the Transgender Leadership Summit, and hosted events nationwide. She has written 9 zines and was featured in the final issue of Punk Planet magazine. Her work on Youtube has been shown in college classrooms, played at various events internationally, and translated into German. Most recently, she she co-starred as part of the all-trans women cast of “the Fully Functional Cabaret” in San Francisco. ”

STEPHANIE SCHROEDER
STEPHANIE SCHROEDER is a queer feminist writer and activist for social and economic justice. Her memoir, Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide will be published on September 10th, which is also her 49th birthday. You can find more info about her book at www.beautifulwreck.com. Stephanie’s political essays have been anthologized in That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation and Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. She is a freelance journalist and currently a Contributing Editor at Curve Magazine as well as a full time publicist. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn with playwright and actor Lisa Haas, but no cats.

KELLI DUNHAM is everyone’s favorite ex-nun genderqueer nerd comic and the co-founder and co-host, with Genne Murphy of Queer Memoir. This September, she will be releasing her third comedy CD “Freak of Nurture” (kellidunham.com)

QUEER MEMOIR: DOCUMENTING QUEER STORIES, CELEBRATING QUEER LIVES

For more information about the Pop Up Museum of Queer History, check out http://www.queermuseum.com/

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