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Kickass local writers, performers, and mediamakers reflecting on pleasure, access, and place in all of its manifestations. At the intersection of disability and queer, visible and invisible, episodic and chronic: check out these artists and thinkers as they rock nuance and traverse binaries, from a queer lens.


Hana Shafi (aka Frizzkidart) – Instagram Artist and Poet
Rasiqra Revulva – Musician and Poet
Marusya Bociurkiw – Writer and Filmmaker
Sanchari Sur – Writer and Academic
Patricia Wilson – Poet and Musician

“Long Lost Lover”, a film by Sandra Alland & Bea Webster
Bisexual deaf poet, Bea Webster, performs a poem in British Sign Language about her return to Thailand. Captioned.

Emceed by writer and humourist Taylor Katzel.

*Please note that the event will take place inside the Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre*
*ASL interpretation will be provided.*
*Bathrooms are down a flight of stairs, but accessible by an elevator. There will be a staff person near the elevator throughout the event.*
Buddies is fully wheelchair accessible and has a ramp to the stage.
*Please let us know if you need any other accommodation*.

#SpeakerSeries2020: Pleasures of Resistance

This event is part of The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought’s 6th annual speakers’ series, Pleasures of Resistance. The Studio, based at Ryerson University, blurs the boundaries between activism, scholarship and artistic practice.