On Thursday evening, I’ll be flying to SFO for two very good reasons: Â the BUTCH Voices 2011 national conference in Oakland and to be with my sweetheart, Roxy.
I’ll be presenting on two topics this year: Â Genderqueer Identity and Intentional Masculinity. Â I’ll also be reading my story, Asphalt for the spoken word performance on Sunday. Â I don’t know when I’ll be doing my workshops yet, the schedule hasn’t been finalized yet. Â There are also a plethora of interesting and exciting events going on that Roxy and I will be attending together (I love that word ‘together’, it’s such a good word).
Meet and Greet, Artist Reception and Ally Performance (Thursday, 8/18)
Â BUTCH Voices Keynotes: Sharon Bridgforth (Saturday 8/20) and Alice Y. Hom (Friday 8/19)Â
BUTCH Briefs, film night:Â heart-warming, hot and hilarious short films that celebrate our triumphs and trials as budding tomboys, fashionable butches, binary bashing queers, sensitive studs and hella handsome masculine of center folks! Â (Friday 8/19)
Butch Nation: Â night of entertainment bringing us rap, tap, comedy, music and solo performances. (Saturday 8/20)
Hella Gay Oakland Dance Party: the Butch Voices after party at The Uptown (Saturday 8/20, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am)
Butch Voices Spoken Word: seven spoken word performances, including yours truly. (Sunday 8/21)
I’m in the fast and furious final stages of workshop outline finalization, needing to complete them and order copies very soon. Â Along with all of that, I’m getting ready to start my new job on Monday (I’ve received 3 meeting notices already, my day is fully scheduled).
I’m really excited to do my presentations, not because I need to hear myself talk, but because I’m looking forward to the energy in the room and anticipating how much I can learn from everyone else there. Â I’m ecstatic to spend time with Roxy. Â We got a couple of days together last week, and that only served to wet our whistles for more (yeah, that’s what we’re calling them, ‘whistles’). Â And it’s been months, some very very long months, since we had time alone together. Â There’s that word again, it’s really important for healthy LDRs and we have not gotten nearly enough of it this year.
I have converted the updated version of my Beyond the Check-Boxes: Exploring Genderqueer Identity hand-out into PDF. Â Feel free to download a copy for yourself, but please respect my copyright. Â I’ll upload the Intentional Masculinity hand-out as soon as it’s complete.
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