At BUTCH Voices, one goal of ours is to continue to bring keynote speakers who represent the important work that is being done in our masculine of center communities. This year, we are proud to continue working towards that goal by bringing someone who is shifting the narrative and enlightening the world on black girl masculinity. We are proud to announce that Nalo A. K. Zidan (she/they) will be one of our keynote speakers for Butch Voices 2019!
Nalo A. K. Zidan (she/they) is a Queer Black word artist, activist and Trans-Masculinist whose work pushes at the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in the Deep South. The independent Black Masculinities Womanist scholar is the Founder and Creative Director of BlackGirlMasculine a nonprofit organization and media space for Queer, Black masculine-identified women and Non-Binary people.
Founded in 2016, the organization serves a global audience with a mission to expand and archive non-normative masculine experiences. Born in Maryland and raised between New York and D.C., Nalo is currently completing a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies at Louisiana State University, and is a 2019 TedxLSU speaker. Nalo has dedicated her life to starting conversations that shift how we see the world and everyone in it, while creating visibility for Queer Black experiences along the way.
Nalo’s keynote speech will be our second of two keynotes, and will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Oakstop. We are excited that Nalo joins Kelli Dunham as our keynote speakers for BUTCH Voices 2019. These keynotes are open to all paid conference registrants, and events that you will not want to miss. Register today!