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Seattle, WA 1/18: “Her Body and Other Parties” Author Reading/Signing

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Queer writer Carmen Maria Machado completes her book tour for Her Body And Other Parties in Seattle! The event begins at 7, but is expected to be crowded so let’s get there early for seats.

Her Body And Other Parties has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in the fiction category.

From the SPL website: In “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own.

In her provocative debut, a wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck; a salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, “Her Body and Other Parties” swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

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Charlotte 10/24: LGBTQ+ Centered Meditation

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The spiritual community is a safe space, but we are in earthly bodies and have earthly problems. This meditation is queer and trans centered where we are going to focus on the spirit and healing.

During meditation we are going to:
● Practice personal cleansing technique
● Pinpointing where pain is in the body
● Connecting with and healing each other
● Work on using protective fields

​Remember:
● The is an LGBTQ+ centered meditation.
● What happens in circle stays in circle.

Bring a yoga mat or cushion to sit on.

2 months ago
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Los Angeles 10/08: LBTQ Day At The Park – Fall Into October

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People had such a great time (I included) at the beach days, so why not have more events to meet people in the LBTQ community. This time it will be at a park to give those who could not make it to the beach days to come.

It will be POTLUCK style where someone brings something to share(like last time). Please keep in mind there may be vegan & gluten free people who go to these events. So, not all the food has to be vegan or gluten free friendly but preferred that some of it be. Also, if you bring alcohol make sure it’s covered​ and in non-clear cups, don’t want people to get in trouble. Also charcoal would be nice for the BBQ pits st the park. Most importantly this is safe & consent space, so feel free to wear however you feel comfortable wearing.

Exact location of which pit(s) I will be announced day of the event as its a first come first serve basis. It’s at Echo Park so it is public transit accessible, but there should be park parking for those who drive/carpool.

Feedback is always welcome.

2 months ago
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Charlotte, NC 10/28: Meditation Circle: Calling All Weirdos

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A meditation circle in the park for the spiritual, starseed, bruja, spiritually questioning, those who just want to meditate, and everything inbetween. We will smudge the patriarchy away, meditate, and then discuss. Bring your yoga mat or meditation cusion and whatever you would like to place on the altar. There will be a discussion afterwards so the circle will dissipate when everyone leaves.

2 months ago
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London 9/1: Drummers and Musicians Bi-Monthly Social

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Rubix Group Studios presents its first ever social for London based female, genderfluid, trans, non-binary etc drummers (and other musicians).

The first meetup being held on the 1st of September, a week after legendary female drummer Moe Tucker’s birthday (of The Velvet Underground), this event will take place every two months and is a great opportubity for female drummers and musicians of all abilities and successes to meet, network and socialise.

Taking place in the amazingly well equipped Rubix Group Studio’s in North Acton, the meetup starts at 2pm (14:00) and will last for approximately 2 hours.

3 months ago