Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue

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I am ridiculously excited to announce that I’ll be participating in this year’s Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue. Here’s the info about the show:

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 an annual 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.

Curated & hosted by Gina de Vries, Elena Rose, & Julia Serano.

And here’s all the logistics info:

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
7:00pm – 10:00pm
San Francisco LGBT Community Center – Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street between Octavia & Laguna
Tickets: $12-$20 (no one turned away!)
BUY TICKETS HERE – Brown Paper Tickets Link. We strongly recommend that you get tix in advance — we sold out very fast last year.

They’re not kidding about buying your tickets now.

I feel incredibly blessed that I currently live in San Francisco and get to participate in this groundbreaking event. Check out the full line up of performers. I so cannot wait to see this show.

I’ve never been able to attend before, but I’ve watched video of past performances online, and they’re pretty epic. One of my favorite performances from last year (what a meaningless statement when they’re all so good) is after the jump.

I hope to see you at Girl Talk 2012!

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    Can’t make it, but hope the best for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyb0GoaGrM4

  • http://feministing.com/members/kirahyphenlynn/ Kira-Lynn

    It is a really, really bad idea to label all “non-trans” women cisgender.