Jerry Blossom - Hot Like Fire (Aaliyah cover)
Musical burlesque performance, a genderqueering of Mister Junior’s burlesque class act, “Fire Burning," in which I also performed.
Stills from last night’s performance at Salonathon Presents: The Callbox - HEATWAVE, curated by Will Von Vogt.
Subject to Change Presents: INNERFIERCENESS DAY -
a benefit for Project Fierce Chicago
host: Cleo Pockalipps
guest DJ: [X]P
$5 suggested donation
Township (2200 N California)
Performances by Blue Redder, Mina, and more!
photography and graphic design by Kiam Marcelo Junio for IAMKIAM Photography
It’s on Facebook, so it’s official now.
The Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant Winner:
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. His research and art work centers around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, and post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics.
Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino male bodied femme-presenting persona, obsessed with assimilating into Western culture and beauty standards.
Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.
Congratulations also to the Critical Fierceness Grantees, Rami George and Betsy Odom!
Come join us this Saturday at Chances at the Hideout to celebrate!
The Hideout Inn, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
**THIS SATURDAY NIGHT THE MARK AGUHAR MEMORIAL GRANT AND CRITICAL FIERCENESS GRANT WINNERS FOR WINTER 2012 WILL BE ANNOUNCED**
HOSTED BY VAJAQUEQUE BROWN
FEATURING DJS SWAGUERILLA AND LADY MISS NAVY PIER
*DOORS FOR CHANCES AT MIDNIGHT*
A few people have confused me with Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
That’s a fierce-ass compliment and I’ll eat that shit up every single time.