[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]
Vegetarian Lumpia: A Labor of Love
For my niece’s 3rd birthday, my sister asked me to buy a few packages of vegetarian lumpia for vegetarian guests. While at my local Filipino market, I was shocked to learn the following about vegetable (ahem, not vegetarian) lumpia: (1) One package of…
😍 @_queue_ in #QIAM ORIGINAL MultifunQtional drape top in powder blue. Get it at the Etsy store http://etsy.com/store/QIAM
Preview: Make You Feel My Love for “Nangyayari Na: A Multidimensional Mixtape,” debuting at Northwestern University QSA’s upcoming QUEERGASM show May 3 at Studio Be #art #werq #inprogress
KOKUMOMEDIA INC.’S THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOUR
KOKUMO, the revolutionary trans black woman singer songwriter, activist, and entrepreneur is going on tour and doing it on her own terms. ”All stops are invite only and colored [and trans/queer] only.”
I fully support and love KOKUMO’s work, and I’m honored to work with her in photographing and designing the poster for this historic moment in queer history.
Photography and design by IAMKIAM Studios
ejlandsman: I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
"From the Depths" by William Balfour Ker, a socialist artist and illustrator, 1905.
"…Que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra; Vivir con el alma aferrada a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez" (Volver)
s+s project is proud to present Sofia Moreno’s live extravaganza P o r n A g a i n Vol.2- Divas from the Underground.March 28,2014 at 10pm.You must RSVP for the location at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a live, private event.
P o r n A g a i n Vol.2- Divas from the Underground is the second in a trilogy of experimental videos that explores artificial landscapes, fantasy, internet pornography and the use of the body as sculpture to create a seductive and mind-altering experience. Divas from the Underground, featuring performance artists Kiam Marcelo Junio as Jerry Blossom and others, is a luscious pink environment that wields together an installation, by Sofia Moreno, and live sound, by Jail Flanagan from Force into Femininity. This is the premier of the Tranny Club in the Underworld; come check out our Divas. They are noisy creatures that live in the underworld. They hang out in corners and dark alleys. Divas use their hyper-real female bodies to pick chasers and eat their flesh and souls. We have shows nightly with something for everyone.
Divas from the Underground was made over a period of 2 years and incorporates footage shot in more than 5 cities, including Chicago, NYC, the South West, and the Bay Area.
Live performances by:
Cavenaw and Cavenis
and Mister Junior
Special drinks by
Sofia Moreno was born and raised in Coahuila, Mexico. In 1994 she immigrated to the United States, where she currently lives and works. Prior to moving to Chicago, Moreno lived in Dallas, Texas. Sofia Moreno is a multimedia artist and her subjects include expressions of the sacred and profane, the body, sexuality, religion, and socio-political issues within contemporary culture. Moreno is currently working on the follow up to her three-year project P o r n A g a i n. “I’m interested in the essence of the body rather than the form itself. I paint a sexually and spiritually confused youth.” -Sofia Moreno.
Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia/universe in which the Philippines is a world power.
Cavenaw and Cavenis
Cavenaw and Cavenis are day and night twins. they make the creature move from within to tell the stories of their fantastical world. sometimes they speak of this world and its absurdity
Force into Femininity
B!TCH3Z is a conceptual post-bar drinking project for tomorrow’s neosexualle.
Mister Junior, the Queen of Boylesque, is a burlesque performer of mixed nationalities, bridging his Mexican heritage and American upbringing through the art of burlesque to expose the farce of duality and binary-based perceptions with their seductive lqqks and moves. Each act seeks to question and confront societal expectations of race, gender normativity, submission and dominance, and performance. They playfully adapt Hispanic stereotypes such as the Lover, the Bull/Bullfighter, and the expectations for a hairy body and subverts them before your eyes. Trained in flamenco dance and club culture, Mister Junior is often referred to as an innovative, revolutionary, and visionary artist.
Photo by Rita Bacon for Chances 8th Anniversary
Kiam Marcelo Junio, If Not Now, Soon (video collaboration with @sonnybunni sound by @praxischicago styling by #misterjunior) at HATCH Projects: Foggy Fantasies/Zones of Privacy (March 7-27), CAC (217 N Carpenter) (at Chicago Artists’ Coalition)