From the trans woman who brought you the Cotton Ceiling – because, yanno, lesbians are bigots for not liking ladystick – we have TWAT fest.
WHY “TWAT” FEST?
Because it’s a funny acronym! And because it’s kind of tongue in cheek, given that this is a festival for trans women (some of whom may have twats, but many of whom do not). Because I came up with the acronym and that’s what has kept up my enthusiasm for organizing this festival.
HEY YOU GUYS! IT’S FUNNY TO BE FUNNY ABOUT FEMALES AND ANATOMY AND HA HA! I AM A WOMAN BECAUSE I SAY SO! AND … REASONS!
MORGAN M PAGE (ODOFEMI) — HOT TRANS FEMINIST BABE, SANTERA, WRITER, ARTIST, MARRIED TO A UKULELE NAMED DREAMWIFE. THIS IS WHERE I PUT ALL OF THE STUFF THAT I’M THINKING ABOUT (OBSESSIVELY, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT). TORONTO. HTTP://ODOFEMI.COM/
(Trans Women’s Arts Toronto)
CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS
Due June 10th, 2012
Please distribute widely!
Do you identify as a trans woman (MTF, MAAB genderqueer, transsexual, tgirl, transgender, hijra, travesti, transvestite, woman of transsexual experience, etc etc etc etc etc)?
TWAT/fest will be held in August 2012.
EMAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS TO email@example.com WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: TWAT fest submission.
WHO YOU ARE MATTERS
All submissions must include a short bio (maximum length 500 words), and a micro bio (maximum length 100 words), and an artist’s CV (if possible – you DO NOT need to be an established artist to be considered). We strongly encourage submissions from trans women of colour, Two Spirit trans women, trans sex workers, trans women living with disabilities, trans women living with HIV, young trans women, trans women seniors, trans women/MTF-spectrum people who also identify as genderqueer and/or non-binary, and trans women who have never had their artwork featured anywhere before. We encourage you to self-identify if you fit into one or some of these identities. And please let us know what pronouns you use to describe yourself.
WHO IS MORGAN M. PAGE?
Morgan M. Page is a transfeminist activist, writer, performance + video artist, and Santera in Toronto. She is a young, queer, white, able-bodied, former sex worker, and high school drop out. She currently works at The 519 Church Street Community Centre as Trans Community Services Coordinator, where she runs programs for trans adults, trans youth, and trans sex workers. She has performed in Toronto and Montreal. In June 2011, Morgan was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment award at the Youthline’s Community Youth Awards. She writes for PrettyQueer.com.