QWOCMAP Community Partners
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QWOCMAP and our Community Partners are hard at work (cause it's sexy) to bring you the 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. As we count down each moment, we want to celebrate these phenomenal collaborators!
QWOCMAP is deeply rooted in our community and we draw on this strength to create change.
With the light of our Community Partners, QWOCMAP has taken root, grown and blossomed into beauty for queer women, genderqueer and transgender people of color.
We are thrilled with our deepening partnership with the fabulous folks at the Lesbian Health & Research Center (LHRC). For QWOCMAP and LHRC, health is more than the absence of disease, it is “complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Yet current conversations about health and healthcare ignore structural issues and then shame and blame us for “lifestyle diseases” (see ColorLines article about Oprah dissing diabetics).
Premiering this year is the first in a series of jointly-produced PSAs that show us why our health is a social justice issue. The PSA encourages us to become the experts on our own bodies as we lead active and healthy lives as we define and articulate them.
Besides, reclaiming our bodies and being healthy is a big F*%K YOU to homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ageist, ableist bigots and institutions!
The PSA features celeb-babes like Miss Major from Community Partner TGI Justice Project (TGIJP), so check it out!
We also want to honor our HOMEGROWN GIFTS, a screening that features the world premiere of The Gift of Family.
The film, produced in collaboration between QWOCMAP Productions with Zuna Institute and NIA Collective, demonstrates the magically radical and innovative ways that Black lesbians reconstruct and queer the ways that families can look and function. After all, in the U.S., our Black and Latin@ brothers and sisters are more likely to be raising children.
Resisting oppressive tropes about Black motherhood, child-rearing and sexuality, these families embody the deep spirited resilience of Black activist legacies.
QWOCMAP is brimming with gratitude to our partners for their years of support and collaboration. We are extremely thankful for the spirit-nourishing opportunity to work with them to create art that articulates the rich and rarely recognized dazzle of Black lesbian moms.
With tenacious devotion, QWOCMAP works to create spaces that celebrate and explore all of the intersections of our individual and communal identities. Community Partner organizations join with QWOCMAP to build community, nurture art and create social justice, through fun, belly-rumbling laughter and hard, sexy, collaborative work. This year, we have 32 marvelous Community Partners and co-presenters to thank for our FREE 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
This has allowed our organization to truly blossom into something that brings joy and healing. Or, in other words, it can "heal what ails ya."
Volunteers Are Sexy!
When you come to our 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, please take a moment to thank these bad-ass volunteer babes! Just about everything is made possible through their commitment and sexy, hard work.
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