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gender-defying crafternoon

  • Grease Diner 6604 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA USA (map)

Have you ever envisioned the Incredible Hulk as a world-class jazzerciser? Wished Bert and Ernie had a queen-size bed they sleep in together? Are you frustrated with the lack of gender-fluid and queer visibility in youth media? Now's your chance to change all that! Here is a place to let your visions for a better, more inclusive world get back at all the fairy tales that have hurt your feelings. Come hang out with other boys who always dressed as the Little Mermaid for Halloween, ladies who engineer dare-devil roller coasters, and a manifestation of genders in between.

This craft afternoon with Jacinta Bunnell (PM Press) is like spending an evening in the big queer craft cabin at your favorite summer camp. Using found images from pop culture, you will transform these ordinary images into your own gender-tastic coloring book. Because so much of children’s media does not include Transgender, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Gender-fluid and Feminist characters and ideas, we will deliberately work to change this. Hundreds of these D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) coloring books exist around the country as Jacinta has left behind a trail of inspiration in every place she's traveled. Don't miss the chance to make friends, cut-n-paste with a real glue stick, and change the direction of pop media. No longer will there be a shocking lack of narratives for gender outlaws! We will make truths to set people free.

No artistic experience necessary. Rated: PG-13.

$5 - $10 suggested donation! (No one will be turned away for lack of funds ~ but please keep in mind that Jacinta is on tour and this money goes directly to her & the Grease Diner.)