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Queer Ancestors Project Workshop

Youth Program @ The Center
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Queer & Trans Writing to Heal
"It is better to speak, remembering we were never meant to survive" - Audre Lorde
Join us for a free two-hour workshop geared to queer and trans people 16-24. We will read work by Audre Lorde, Amir Rabiyah, and Gloria Ng. We will develop our own self-care toolkits and write letters to our past selves. Come write, eat, and create in community! Questions? Contact Teaching Artist Celeste Chan: diy.queer.arts@gmail.com.

Celeste Chan is a queer artist, writer, and organizer. The child of a Chinese immigrant father and a Bronx Jewish mother, she came out queer as a teenager living in Seattle during the 1990’s. Currently, she writes, makes films, performs, teaches, and collaborates with the goal of amplifying voices within marginalized communities. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. They have screened films in Austin, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Tijuana, Paris, Berlin, and beyond. She is an alumna of Hedgebrook, Lambda, VONA, Soaring Gardens, and Sister Spit. Her writing can be found in several journals, including cream city review and The Rumpus. A lifelong student of alternative education, Celeste coordinates Writing Rainbow: QTPOC FREE School series and serves as Teaching Artist at the Queer Ancestors Project, where she facilitates free writing workshops for LGBTQ youth 18-24 years old. She’s a contributing editor for Foglifter Journal. Learn more at: www.celestechan.com or contact Celeste at: diy.queer.arts@gmail.com