Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Paperback(New Edition)



A collection of sixteen unique and honest conversations you won't read anywhere else...

Mixed-race queer art activist Nia King left a full-time job in an effort to center her life around making art. Grappling with questions of purpose, survival, and compromise, she started a podcast called We Want the Airwaves in order to pick the brains of fellow queer and trans artists of color about their work, their lives, and "making it" - both in terms of success and in terms of survival.

In this collection of interviews, Nia discusses fat burlesque with Magnoliah Black, queer fashion with Kiam Marcelo Junio, interning at Playboy with Janet Mock, dating gay Latino Republicans with Julio Salgado, intellectual hazing with Kortney Ryan Ziegler, gay gentrification with Van Binfa, getting a book deal with Virgie Tovar, the politics of black drag with Micia Mosely, evading deportation with Yosimar Reyes, weird science with Ryka Aoki, gay public sex in Africa with Nick Mwaluko, thin privilege with Fabian Romero, the tyranny of "self-care" with Lovemme Corazón, "selling out" with Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tik, the self-employed art activist hustle with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha, and much, much more. Welcome to the future of QPOC art activism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492215646
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Nia King is a mixed Black queer writer, illustrator, podcaster and filmmaker living in Oakland, CA.

Her writing about race, gender, and sexuality has been published in the journal Women and Performance, the book Zines in Third Space, and the magazine make/shift.

Her comics have been featured in Colorlines, Interrupt Mag, and in the Ladydrawers exhibition "Sex. Money. Race. Gender."

Her film, The Craigslist Chronicles, has screened at the National Queer Arts Festival, Queer Women of Color Film Festival, York University, University of Toronto, and NYU.

She currently hosts and produces the podcast We Want the Airwaves, on which she interviews queer and trans artists of color about their lives and their work. artactivistnia.com

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