writes stories and produces video and variety shows for and about queers in Seattle. He’s involved with the Seattle Storyteller’s Guild, and his writing is published in print and online.Broch is presenting Telling (y)our story
, born working class butch, in 1947, in a lumber town in Southern Oregon. Class was and continues to be an issue that is present in all facets of her life, including the butch community.Bo is presenting Class Matters
is a queer Tongan first-generation immigrant. Her family migrated to the U.S. through the Mormon Church and she grew up in Utah. She works as a Community Health Advocate for Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area.Loa is presenting Class Matters
Dr. Evil BOI
has been a teacher in the vanilla and leather communities for over 25 years and married his fire spinning grrl, Bella, this past year at Burning Man.
Dr Evil BOI is presenting FROM BOIS TO MEN
is a queer experimental filmmaker/ writer/ performer/ and photographer, whose work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Select publications are included in the ‘Faggot Dinosaur’ Anthology, ‘Acts of Passion, Gender and Performance’ Haworth Press book and ‘Blue’ Australian photography magazine.Sade is presenting Faggot Desire
and is moderating the panel Photographing Butch
is a Portland, Oregon based photographer and the creator of the Butch/Femme Photo Project. She has been traveling, capturing the unique and individual expressions of the butch and femme identities. The images and words will be compiled in a book to be released in 2014. butchfemmephotoproject.com
.Wendi is on the panel of Photographing Butch
: Butch was always a term that described me, even if I didn’t always fit the exact description. And what is the exact description? I decided to put it to my community to tell me, and BUTCH is a series to document and showcase the butch landscape as it stands in 2013.
For more, please check out megallenstudio.com
.Meg is on the panel of Photographing Butch
holds reverence for the power of photography, and has been documenting LGBTI lives and issues of homelessness, poverty, the medical system, disability, grassroots organizing, gender performance and private lives since 2007. Syd London Photography
Syd is on the panel of Photographing Butch
of Costa Rica. Professional wedding & event photographer. When I’m not shooting weddings I focus on portrait photography. In 2012 I created a personal project: “For the Love of Bois.” For more, please check out: www.mikivargasphotography.com
Miki is on the panel of Photographing Butch
is a Queer Indigenous poet & community organizer. Since 2007 they have performed throughout North America. They’re pursuing a BA at Evergreen State College with a focus in social justice.Fabian is presenting Self Preservation for Everyday Oppression
is an entrepreneur and social activist. She has founded, led and sold two businesses prior to Saint Harridan. Mary lives with her wife, Martha Rynberg, and their two daughters in Oakland, California.Mary is presenting BUTCH Fashion
is a West Coast literary performance artist and cultural organizer who’s written on queerness, music, film, performance and community building.Raquel is presenting Butch Misogyny, Butch Rehab: REAL TALK
Axil Cricchio, MA, ABD
is a scholar, community & social activist/advocate, and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies who actively pursues equality for the LGBTQI community.Axil is presenting The Multiple ___________ of Identity
is a social justice activist/artist, proud Oakland native, and student at CIIS, where Sir is currently developing a more inclusive curriculum for trans/gender-variant youth.
Jay-Renee is presenting The Multiple ___________ of Identity.
is 50ish. While Val can’t be put in a box, it’s OK to call Val a butch dyke. Val has ID’d as queer since age 15, got involved in queer activism right after coming out, and never got over it.
Val is presenting BDSM From Top to Bottom
is a 50-year-old lesbian feminist kinky dominant femme, partner to Val, mom to 2 teenage daughters, computer professional, tuba player.
Marilyn is presenting BDSM From Top to Bottom
is a high femme babygirl who is active in multiple BDSM organizations throughout the Bay Area. She enjoys leather, volunteerism, and being used for your amusement.allison is presenting BDSM From Top to Bottom
is a self-identified queer, polyamorous leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. Q consistently strives to bridge the various communities to which he belongs.Q is presenting Flirt Like You Mean It!
is commited to finding common ground and building relationships wherever possible. She has spent many years in New York and Oakland, and currently lives in Cape Cod, MA, with her wife.Dr. Fortunata is presenting Being Butch 24/7
and will be a panel member on the Female Identified Butch
, Dine, is a trained drama therapist currently in an administrative role at a Native non-profit. She builds community through her work as a somatic practitioner, poet, and collaborator.Nazbah is presenting Two Spirit Identity and Becoming
is a filmmaker and producer with an emphasis on supporting, creating, and promoting socially just and community based media. Ms. Ballantine works as Video Production Manager for the Native American Health Center (NAHC) in Oakland, CA.Parke is presenting Two Spirit Identity and Becoming
, a social justice and dyke activist since the 70s, has published seven award-winning books, including Beyond the Pale (now an ebook!) and 2009’s Risk. See: www.dykewomon.org
Elana is presenting Old Butches
Diane Sabin, DC
, current Exec. Dir. of the Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF, has been a community activist, cultural activist and radical lesbian feminist butch dyke for more than forty years.Diane is presenting Old Butches
is a Queer white masculine activist scholar pursuing a PhD and has been active in seeking the rights of marginalized individuals and communities for over 30 years.
Sé is presenting Whiteness and Masculinity
is a poet librarian whose work appears in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.
is a participant in this year’s VONA writers workshop & a visual artist.Gr and Crystal are presenting Whole From Parts: Writing Our Experience
is a 5x national amateur boxing champion and trainer. Dedicating their life to the sport of boxing and fitness in general, it is Pat’s goal to share this knowledge with members of the MoC.Pat is presenting Buff Butch: Empowerment Through Strength Training
As a fierce feminist dyke love warrior Lea
has been obliterating queer-gender oppression, racism, sexism and more for decades! Lea is a performance artist, educator, writer, singer and has found freedom through creative expression.Lea is presenting Radical Self Care for Gender Outlaws
and will be a panel member on the Female-Identified Butch
Gender Queer Society
is gender-bending performance troupe based in San Jose. Our mission: to entertain and educate and blur the gender lines. Started in 2009, our favorites venues are youth spaces.Gender Queer Society is presenting Drag 101: Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a King!