HEY VANCOUVER! Remember how funny and awesome we were last year?! Sister Spit is hitting the road again and we'll be traveling up and down the west coast with six incredible emerging and established artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality.
VOLUNTEER CALLOUT: We need volunteers to work the door and merch table! We'll make sure you'll get to watch the show from wherever you are and of course, you get in free. Please send an email to [email protected] if interested.
Venue: Lost + Found Cafe
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 at door
This event is happening on the unceded and occupied Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Virgie Tovar: Fat Activist, Sexologist & Author
Jezebel Delilah X
Juliana Delgado Lopera
Cassie J Sneider
WITH LOCAL OPENERS
Tiare Jung & Mutya Macatumpag
AND MC Jenny Magenta - Performing Artist.
PLUS photography by Pomona Lake
It is our sincerest apologies that this time, Sister Spit is not being held at a fully wheelchair-accessible space. While entrance is on the ground level and will fit a wheelchair, the hallway to the bathroom is too narrow to accommodate that.
ASL INTERPRETATION: MAYBE.
We are still working things with seeing if we can get in volunteer ASL interpreters – if you have a lead or can standby to volunteer with this, please get in touch!
We ask that all attendees be mindful of coming to the event minimizing their scents. Refrain from using cologne, perfume, nail polish, essential oils the day of. And remember, the most awesome switch you could make this year is to fragrance-free detergent! However, we can't control certain factors, such as cleaning products used in the space.
All washrooms will be gender-neutral, signs and all.
Jezebel Delilah X
JDX is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, director, educator, and Faerie Princess Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution.
Nikki is the author of Pink Trumpet and the Purple Prose (Econo Textual Objects, 2014) and the upcoming novel Fade Into You. Her works and letters are archived at UCLA. She is a third generation Angelino on her father’s side and Neomexicano on her mother’s side.
Juliana Delgado Lopera
Lopera is an award-winning Colombian fiction writer/educator/oral-historian based in San Francisco. She is the recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award and the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT [email protected] immigrants.
Cassie J. Sneider
Sneider is a competitive air guitarist and the author of the book Fine Fine Music, which is a charming collection of humorous short stories about growing up a weirdo and getting into rock and roll in a small, crappy town. She is a contributing writer to xoJane and MTV News, and she is probably best known for that article on manspreading that your girlfriends shared on Facebook and your MRA cousin in Tampa hated.
Virgie Tovar is a fat, Latina femme + author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012).
Denise Benavides is an Oakland based queer xicana poet and performer. you can find her latest publication through Third Woman Press: a zine titled writing through bipolar in sixteen steps. she holds an MFA in creative writing and is currently working on her upcoming collection of poetry, riot girl.
Mutya is an interdisciplinary artist who interweaves music, movement, theatre and visual arts within her professional practice as a creator, performer, facilitator and event producer. As a facilitator, Mutya is enlivened by opportunities to explore authentic exchange, leadership, story and people empowerment.
For more info or to book Mutya for future shows, please contact - [email protected]
Growing up, Tiaré was often accused of being a brown noser. Not to be pigeon-holed as a model minority, they have wracked up a list of experiences that you won’t find on their resume including, but not limited to: dropping out of art school to pursue inking people’s skin, hip-swirling like their Hawaiian-Tahitian Mahu (genderqueer) ancestors would want them to, and having gay sex on public benches. They have fallen in with entirely the right crowd. And still aim to please. Not only do they have sweet lines, they have pretty sweet line-work (look!):
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MC Mx Jenny Magenta
Mx Magenta has been performing and creating as an artist for more than 35 years. She is a regular at ManUp & Kitty Nights Burlesque and has been featured at The Leaping Thespians Spring Fling, Project EveryBODY Disability Arts Festival and many other events. She is excited to be hosting Sister Spit!
ABOUT SISTER SPIT
Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only (which now welcomes all genders! See below) open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk bands who managed to go on the road without hardly knowing how to play their instruments, Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Marci Blackman, Beth Lisick and Nomy Lamm.
The tour was revived as Sister Spit: The Next Generation in 2007, and has toured the United States annually since, with authors and performers such as Chinaka Hodge, Dorothy Allison, Lenelle Moise and Justin Vivian Bond. In this next incarnation, out of respect to the changing gender landscape of our queer and literary communities, Sister Spit welcomes artists of all genders, so long as they mesh with the tour's historic vibe of feminism, queerness, humor and provocation.
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