It’s been a month and change since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration, visit friends, and perform some mixed-media resistance:
- reading from my queer-as-fuck novel Riding SideSaddle*, while being a loud and vocal trans woman.
- speaking about empathy in art and code and software.
- chatting about queer identities, hate, politics, and intersectionality.
- hugging people.
I’m not changing the world here, there’s more to do, but it feels like a nice way to get started, find my energy, and find my people.
The schedule so far…
- 1/12 in New York, NY (talk)
“Code Patterns for Pattern Making” at Gotham Sass
7pm @ 127 West 26th Street, 2nd floor (Signpost)
- 1/13 in Brooklyn, NY (reading)
The Operating System
7:30pm @ 141 Spencer St #203
- 1/15 in Washington, DC (reading)
in your ear with Valerie Hsiung
3pm @ DC Arts Center
- 1/16 in Philadelphia, PA (reading)
Wooden Shoe Books details TBA
7pm @ 704 South Street
- 1/17 in Baltimore, MD (hangin’)
Hit me up, yeah?
- 1/18 in Silver Spring, MD (reading)
At a house, somewhere.
- 1/19 in Fredrick, MD (reading)
Small Rain #2 with Aaron Angello
7pm @ 415 Biggs Avenue, First Floor
- 1/20 in Washington, DC (avoidance)
Don’t get out of bed. Don’t turn on a TV.
- 1/21 in Washington, DC (protest)
Protest against bigotry in government.
- 1/23 in Charlottesville, VA (talk)
“A Practical Guide to Losing Control” at UVA Scholars’ Lab
- 1/23 in Charlottesville, VA (reading)
Any profits will go to one of these rad organizations committed to empowering women, people of color, immigrants, queers, Muslims, and disabled people — or fighting climate change. If you have a specific organization to recommend, I’m all ears.