BUTCHVoices 2017 Sunday Sessions #2

Broadway Room — Building Healthy Masculinity in a Toxic Era

This session is an opportunity for honest reflections and skill building on how to push back on the constant pressure to be toxic to others in our community, especially femme identified folks. As an organization we have been wrestling with this question. We will share our challenges and growth as well as give participants the chance to think about their own personal ecology around healthy masculinity.
The Brown Boi Project (WEBSITE)
We are a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender and building healthy frameworks of masculinity.

Telegraph Room — You Should Start A Queer Clothing Company: Here’s How

Mary Going, founder of the late Saint Harridan, will talk about why fashion is not superficial and why it matters to our journey toward actualization, the components required for a company to truly change fashion, why queer companies and companies owned by POC and/or women often fail and what you can do about it, the importance of intersectionality – and how ethics are not obvious. And, finally, she will talk about raising money to launch and sustain a queer clothing company.
Mary Going is the founder of Saint Harridan, a queer clothing company whose inaugural Kickstarter is still in the top 100 highest funded fashion projects of all time.

MacArthur Room — Moving Through The Sex Industry

Let’s face it, with this economy, some of us are doing sex work. The sex industry – whether porn, stripping, camming, escorting – is full of demands on your body and appearance. So how do you make it through? Conform for work and be yourself at home? Market your look as edgy? Find a niche audience where you can be yourself? This discussion of butch and masculine of center sex workers will address what the industry looks like for us, self-care techniques, and opportunities for community.
Whether crafting policy, speaking at colleges, leading lobbying efforts, or making porn, Tobi Hill-Meyer is a powerhouse of activity dedicated to ending oppression and supporting trans community.
Q is a queer, actively non-monogamous, 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.
SevanKelee Boult (bka Lucky 7)
SevanKelee Boult (bka Lucky 7) is a well known Bay Area poet and performance artist. This UC Berkeley graduate has a minor in Theatre Arts. SevanKelee is continuously redefining her poetry and performance. Hailing from East Palo Alto, CA and writing since childhood, her most recent artistic venture involves the ukulele and spoken word.


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