- why he prefers retail to non-profit work,
- how you can make money writing fan fiction, and
- how racial segregation and gentrification have shaped Chicago’s queer communities.
Cartoonist. Nationally-recognized activist. Bookseller. This week I sat down with Van Binfa, co-founder of the Soy Quien Soy Trans Empowerment Collective to talk about learning to put himself before the movement, working full-time while homeless, and which nonprofits to watch out for. Highlights include:
I say potato. You say po-tah-toe. I prefer "mixed race." He likes "mulatto." This week, I sat down with singer SAFE to talk semantics. Both of us have black fathers and Sephardic Jewish mothers, but that doesn't mean we see eye-to-eye. Tune in to find out:
Meet Nick Mwaluko, Tanzania-born, Kenya-raised, American playwright, journalist and fiction writer. Nick's play Waafrika - the fictional story of an interracial queer lesbian relationship set in 1992 rural Kenya - was recently produced by Fort Lauderdale’s Thinking Cap Theatre. To order and purchase copies of this groundbreaking work, contact Tobe Levin of UnCUT Voices Press at email@example.com. In this interview, we discuss:
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We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on the Rise
Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values.
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